Distinguished Speaker Series 2021-22

Fall 2021

August 30

Welcome Back Party

Petra Dekens, Department Chair

September 27

Distinguished Dawdy Lecture in Hydrological Sciences

Ellen Wohl, Colorado State University

October 4

Some light on the tree ring divergence problem

Zan Stine, Department of Earth & Climate Sciences, SFSU

October 11

Regulating Sulfur Hexafluoride Emissions from the Electricity Sector (a case study to apply your climate science degree)

Lan Ma, Air Resources Board

October 18

Influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Quasi-Biennial Oscillation on Midlatitude Flow

Malori Redman, Department of Earth & Climate Sciences, SFSU

November 1

The social justice implications of energy efficiency: What do we know and what do we need to know?

Autumn Thoyre, Environmental Studies Program, SFSU

November 8

Perseverance Rover's Early Adventures in Jezero Crater, Mars

Kim Steadman and Sarah Milkovich, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

November 15


November 29

Sweaty Rocks and Supercontinents

Mary Leech, San Francisco State University

December 6

River Mechanics: How rivers warm and river rocks round

Erin Bray, San Francisco State University


Spring 2022

February 8

Welcome Back Party

Petra Dekens, Department Chair

February 15

Internal Waves, Submesoscales, and Ocean Mixing

Anna Savage, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

February 22


March 8

Hydrology, Hydropower, and Adaptive Water Management

Catherine Percival, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

March 15

Post-Wildfire Geologic Hazard Assessment of the 2020 Bond Fire and HIllslope Response to Significant Storms During Year-one of the Burn Scar Recovery

John Oswald, California Geological Survey

March 29

Remote Sensing of Forest Structure in Colombia: Applications for Biodiversity and Conservation

Patrick Jantz, Northern Arizona University

April 5

Contaminant Transport and Supreme Court Water Wars—A Geoscientists Journey through the Scientific, Legal, and Regulatory Worlds

Matthew Tymchak, Gradient Corporation

April 12

Scientific Python: Past, Future, and Present

Jarrod Millman, UC Berkeley

April 19

New slip rates on primary strands of the northern and southern San Andreas fault: implications on kinematic models and earthquake probability models for California

Kim Blisniuk, San Jose State University

May 3

Design of Unmanned Aerial System based Wireless Sensor Network for Irrigation Management in the Midwestern US

Jas Singh, University of Missouri

May 5

Undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis Defense

Climate Interference in Islamic Egypt

Wesley Mariscal, San Francisco State University

May 10 

Jonathan Pressley and Triana Anderson, San Francisco State University

May 12 

Matthew Cardona and Zachary Smirnov, San Francisco State University