UWEC Earth Science Seminar Series Spring 2008
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
The series will be held mostly at 4 pm on Fridays (typically biweekly) in Phillips Hall - Room P281.
Refreshments will be provided.
All are welcome.
Press Release

February 1

Steve Hasiotis
Department of Geology, The University of Kansas
"Title: "Traces of Life on Land: Using Ichnology to Understand the Diversity and Abundance of Organisms in Continental Strata"

February 2 (Workshop)
9am - 4 pm

Steve Hasiotis
Department of Geology, The University of Kansas
"Title: "Continental Trace Fossils Workshop"

February 8

Joe Hupy
Dept. of Geography and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
"Title: "Assessing Landscape Disturbance and Recovery across a WWI Battlefield: Verdun, France"

February 22

Geoffrey Pignotta
Department of Geology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
"Title: "Magma Chamber Construction and Evolution in the Sierra Nevada Batholith: Constraints from the Jackass Lakes Pluton"

February 29
12:00 (noon)

Julie Sexton
School of Education, Colorado State University
"Title: College Students' Conceptions of Rivers: A Case Study of Canyon Formation"

February 29

Kate MacLaurin
Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University
"Title: A Preliminary Assessment of the Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous Jackass Mountain Group, Chilko Lake area, British Columbia"

March 7

Ben Galluzzo
Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa
"Title: Subsurface Fluid Flow: A Discussion of Model Development"

March 8
9am - 4 pm
Ben Galluzzo & Joe Eichholz
Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa
"Title: Introduction to Groundwater Modeling Using Finite Difference Methods"
Contact Bianca Pedersen for more details

March 13
12:15 pm

Heather Hill
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan
"Title: Abrupt Climate Change during the Last Ice Age"

March 27
7:00 pm


Matthew C. Nisbet
School of Communication, American University
"Title:Consensus and Conflict in Communicating about Science"

Press Release

March 28
2:00 pm

Matthew C. Nisbet
School of Communication, American University
"Title: Framing Science - Research Talk"

April 4


Randall Schaetzl
Department of Geography, Michigan State University
"Title: " Geographic Studies on Loess in the Upper Midwest: New Findings and Potentials"

til Fall 2008
(due to rescheduled UWEC field trip)

Chris Paola
National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (NCED)
University of Minnesota
"Title: Adventure in Experimental Stratigraphy"

May 2

Doug Hallum
Hydrogeologist, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources
Title: "Streambed Elevation Uncertainty and Implications for Modeling Stream Baseflow"

May 9



Rob Nurre
Landscape Historian, fomerly with the Wisconsin board of Commissioners of Public Lands
"Title: "Order Upon the Land: A Look at the Pre-Settlement Landscape of Wisconsin Through the Eyes of Alexander Anderson, Deputy Survey, in 1849 "

Other Regional Environmental Seminars/Events:
University of Minnesota - Geography : http://www.geog.umn.edu/events/
University of Minnesota - Geology : http://www.geo.umn.edu/docs/Seminars.html
University of Minnesota Duluth - Geology : http://www.d.umn.edu/geology/programs/schedule.html
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Geology : http://www.geology.wisc.edu/seminars/seminars.html
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Geography :

Department Links:
UWEC Department of Geography & Anthropology
UWEC Department of Geology

UW-Eau Claire Seal
UWEC Earth Science Seminars are free and open to everyone.
Community members are welcome.
The Earth Science Seminar Series is sponsored by UWEC Departments of Geology, Geography and Anthropology, and Academic Affairs Professional Development Program.
For more information, please contact Harry Jol - (715) 836-3472 jolhm@uwec.edu