Fall 2009 EarthTalks Series: "Landscape Change, Climate Change, and Organisms: Ancient to the Future*"

 

- a lecture series sponsored by the Earth & Environmental Systems Institute, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, the Environment and Natural Resources Institute, the EMS Energy Institute, and the College of Agricultural Sciences - All talks are open to the public and are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Mondays in 112 Walker Building

 

EarthTalk Seminars by date

Date Speaker Presentation
Aug 31 Rudy Slingerland
Department of Geosciences, Penn State University
"Landscape Evolution at Geologic Time Scales"

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Sept 14 William A. DiMichele
Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution
"Variable Effects of Global Warming on Vegetation of the Pennsylvanian 'Coal-Age' Tropics"

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Tuesday, Sept 22
4:00 pm in
22 Deike Bldg
Kirk R. Johnson
Vice President, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
"Time Travel with a Shovel: How to Use Fossils and Geology to Reconstruct Ancient Ecosystems"

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Sept 28 Nina G. Jablonski
Head of Department of Anthropology, Penn State
"The Evolution of Monkeys and Apes in Relation to the Changing Landscapes and Environments of the Late Tertiary and Quaternary"

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Oct 5 Bonnie F. Jacobs
Chair, Environmental Science Program, Southern Methodist University
Cancelled
"Cenozoic Evolution of African Landscapes"
Oct 5 Peter Wilf
Department of Geosciences, Penn State
"Ancient Biodiversity at the End of the World: Paleogene Patagonia Rediscovered"

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Oct 12 Peter Wilf
Department of Geosciences, Penn State
"Do Leaf-Eating Insects Respond to Environmental Change? Insights from Fossils"

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Nov 2 Barbara J. Bentz
USDA Forest Service, Logan Utah
"Will the Real Mountain Pine Beetle Please Stand UP? Plasticity in Climate-Influenced Phenological Strategies"

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Nov 9 Sandra L. Olsen
Section of Anthropology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
"Human Subsistence Adaptation to the Eurasian Steppe and the Inception of Horse Domestication"

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Nov 16 Eric Post
Department of Biology, Penn State
"The Vanishing Arctic"
Nov 30 Russell Graham
Director, Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum, Penn State
"Late Pleistocene Environments of North America: Shifting Resources, Ecological Crisis and Extinction"

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Dec 7 at 5:00 pm Christopher J. Williams
Department of Environmental Science, Franklin & Marshall College
"Variation in Polar Forest Ecosystems from the Early to Late Cenozoic"

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*"Ancient to the Future" is the motto of the noted jazz-Africa-roots-avant garde quintet, the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

 

Co-sponsored by the Earth & Environmental Systems Institute and Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment