Thursdays, 3:30 PM, unless otherwise indicated
Location: 2079 Natural History Building, unless otherwise indicated


January 25 - Jamie Neely, The University of Chicago, "Building a better large earthquake forecasting model with long-term fault memory" (Host: Ross Maguire)

February 1- Peter Nelson, Colorado State University, "Experimental insights on gravel-bed river morphodynamics in response to changing flow and sediment supply" (Host: Gary Parker)

February 8 - No Colloquium

February 15 - Basil Tikoff, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "The hit-and-run model for the Cretaceous-Paleogene North American Cordillera: The role of alternative hypotheses" (Host: Max Christie)

February 22 - Jiaguang Li, China University of Geosciences, "Meandering processes in non-vegetated rivers and their comparison with vegetated systems" (Host: Gary Parker)

February 29 - Jida Wang, UIUC GGIS, "Lakes as an integral part of the water cycle: Improving observations from new generation satellite missions" (Host: Jim Best)

March 7 - Phillips Lecture, Surangi Punyasena, Scott Lakeram, and Hannah Beddow, UIUC Plant Biology; Scott Elrick, ISGS; Max Christie, UIUC ESEC; Michael P. D’Antonio, Field Museum of Natural History, "Celebrating the legacy of Tom L. Phillips and the future of the world’s largest collection of Carboniferous-Permian coal balls" (Host: Jim Best) 

March 14 - No Colloquium, Spring Break

March 21 - Glenn and Susan Buckley Lecture in Environmental Geology, Bronwen Konecky, Washington University in St. Louis, "Fingerprinting changes in the tropical water cycle over the Common Era" (Host: Jess Conroy & Cristi Proistosescu)

March 28 - Zhongjie Yu, UIUC NRES, "Deciphering the isotopic imprint of nitrate in a tile-drained agricultural landscape" (Host: Tom Johnson)

April 4 - Ralph E. Grim Lecture, Alexander Robel, Georgia Tech, 'Water as a messenger of climate change within ice sheets' (Host: Cristi Proistosescu)

April 11 - R. James Kirkpatrick Lecture, David Zakharov, Western Michigan University, "Ancient water-rock reactions as a record of Earth’s surface temperatures and continental exposure in the Archean" (Host: Craig Lundstrom)

April 18 - Richard Hay Lecture, Madison Myers, Montana State University, "No single model for a supereruption: Yellowstone edition" (Host: Trish Gregg)

April 25 - Ryan Sigat, UIUC ESEC Graduate Student, "Thermal histories of Precambrian basement rocks in the Upper Midwest, USA: A multi-chronometer approach to deep-time thermochronology" and Jinyu Wang, UIUC ESEC Graduate Student, "Atmospheric carbon emission from inland waters is enhanced by drought" (Host: Rob Sanford)

May 2 in NOYES 217- Bradley Singer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "New perspectives on ice forcing in continental arc magma plumbing systems" (Host: Craig Lundstrom)