Distinguished Speaker Series 2020-21

Fall 2020

September 1

Welcome Party: Department of Earth and Climate Sciences

Petra Dekens, Department Chair

September 8

Faculty Spotlight: A re-examination of the Southern Death Valley fault zone
John Caskey, San Francisco State University

September 15

>Characterizing the critical zone structure along the ridges and valleys in the Great Valley Sequence of Northern California using Bayesian seismic refraction inversion and borehole drilling
Mong-Han Huang, University of Maryland

September 22

Christine Hatch, University of Massachusetts Amherst

October 6

Extreme wildfire behavior associated with complex terrain

Craig Clements, San Jose State University

October 13

Integrating virtual fieldwork, paleontology, and visualization tools to enhance geoscience instruction for diverse audiences

Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology

October 20

Stories From the Ice: Perspectives From New Canadian Arctic Ice Cores
Alison Criscitiello, Canadian Ice Core Lab, University of Alberta

October 27

Past Assessment and Future Needs to Improve Forecasts of Water in the U.S.
Aubrey Dugger, National Center for Atmospheric Research

November 3

Election Day - Vote: No speaker series

November 10

Distinguished Dawdy Lecture in Hydrologic Sciences

Snow Albedo: How it changes and why you should care
Jeff Dozier, University of California Santa Barbara

November 17

Student Thesis Defense

Recovering climate signals from tree-ring color in the dry Sierra Nevada of California
Natasha Fazeli, San Francisco State University

December 1

Challenges in Integrating Ecosystem Services in Landscape Planning and Decision Making
Noel Aloysius, University of Missouri

December 8

Senior Projects Meeting (ECS Dept)
Faculty of Dept of Earth and Climate Sciences, SFSU