Seminar Schedule

Earth and Environmental Sciences Spring 2017 Rast-Holbrook Seminar Schedule

All seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in 303 Slone Research Building, preceded by refreshments at 3:30, unless otherwise noted.







Jan. 12



No Seminar

Jan. 19

Dr. BIll Haneberg

Kentucky Geological Survey

"The Laprak, Nepal Landslide: Rainfall Triggered Movement, Response to the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha Earthquake, and Implications for the Utility of Simple Models in Regional Landslide Hazard Assessment"

Jan. 26

Dr. Moumouni Ali

Visiting Fulbright Fellow

“Groundwater Accessibility and Quality Challenges in Niger, West Africa”

Feb. 2

Prof. Maureen Long

Yale University

"The Appalachians and how they got that way: Structure and dynamics of eastern North America"

Feb. 9

Seth Carpenter

Kentucky Geological Survey

"Induced Seismicity: Cases in North America and the Outlook in Eastern Kentucky"

Feb. 16

Dr. Sebastian Bryson

University of Kentucky


Feb. 23



No Seminar

Mar. 2

Dr. Howie Scher

University of South Carolina

“Chasing ice through time and space; reconstructing the history of Cenozoic polar ice sheets”

Mar. 9


University of Kentucky

“A comprehensive petroleum system analysis of the North Aleutian basin, Alaska”

Mar. 16



No Seminar, Spring Break

Mar. 23

Dr. Ed Harvey

National Park Service

"Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service”

Mar. 30

Dr. Carrie Tyler

Miami University

"Biotic Invasions in Late Ordovician Shallow Marine Communities: Food Webs and Ecosystem Dynamics"

Apr. 6

Dr. Sarah Ivory

Ohio State

"The Past and Future of African Forests: Inferences from Models and Lake Muds"

FRIDAY, Apr. 14

Dr. Michael Cosca

USGS Denver

"Timing, composition, and tectonic significance of lavas erupted along the Rio Grande rift in northern New Mexico and Colorado"

Apr. 20

Dr. Sarah Stamps

Virginia Tech

"Present-day kinematics of the eastern Tibetan Plateau and Sichuan Basin: Implications for lower crustal rheology"


Apr. 27

EES Graduate Students

University of Kentucky



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