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2014 Geodynamics Program
Anthropocene: From Land to the Ocean

Tuesdays and Thursdays as indicated: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
The Carriage House, Quissett Campus (unless otherwise noted on the speaker schedule below)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Guest Speaker Schedule

DateSeminar SpeakerTitle / Topic
February 4
Dorian Fuller
University College London
Institute of Archaeology

Archaeological approaches to the "Used Planet": from early methanogenic agriculture to the wood supply of Bronze Age cities

February 13
Jeff Donnelly
Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI

A Perfect Storm: The Collision of Tropical Cyclones, Climate Change and Coastal Population Growth
February 20
Thomas Graedel
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University

Assessing the Criticality of Metals
February 25
Erle Ellis
Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems
University of Maryland

Emergence of the Anthropocene Biosphere

March 4
Andrew Ashton
Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI

Dynamics of the Developed Coast
March 11
Christopher Small
Lamont Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University/Earth Institute

Night on Earth; Spatiotemporal Observations of Anthropogenic Processes from Night Light
March 20
Michael Barton
Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution & Social Change
Arizona State University

Earth Systems as Human Systems: Modeling Interactions Between People and the Environment in the Anthropocene
April 1
Oliver Chadwick
Department of Geography, and the Environmental Studies Program
University of California at Santa Barbara

Farming the Rock: Biogeochemical Controls
on Intensive Agriculture in Polynesia
April 3
Carriage House @ 4PM
Liviu Giosan
Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI

Nature or Nurture: Anthropogenic controls on aquatic sedimentary landscapes
April 10
Peter Haff
Professor of Geology and Civil Engineering
Nicholas School of the Environment, 
Duke University

Humans and Technology in the Anthropocene
April 22
Larry Hinzman
Director of the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Understanding the Arctic as a System
April 29
Anne Cohen
Associate Scientist
Geology & Geophysics, WHOI

Too Much of A Good Thing: Fossil Fuels
and the Fate of Coral Reefs
May 6

Peter Kelemen
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor
LDEO, Columbia University
Carbonation of mantle peridotite: Natural systems, carbon cycle, engineered capture and storage
May 13 
Redfield Auditorium

Bill Ruddiman
Professor Emeritus
Department of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
The Anthropogenic Greenhouse Era Began Thousands of Years Ago

Last updated: May 5, 2014