Department of Earth Science Seminar Series – Spring Semester 2023

Tuesday from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Room:  SB 246
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If you would like to view past seminars, visit our Seminar Archive .


Date Speaker Affiliation / Title Title / Subject Moduality View Again
Jan 10 Daren Nelson / Weihong Wang UVU Earth Science Syllabus and course discussion F2F
Jan 17 Dr. Daniel Moore UVU adjunct - retired BYUI Geology Professor Island Park - Born of Fire F2F Link
Jan 24 Kalvon Hone GIS Coordinator at Provo City Public Works GIS Added Value?   Link
Jan 31 Dr. Michael Shamo UVU History Adjunct - Associate Director of CE at BYU The Majestic Virgin Forgot Her Promise": An Environmental History of the Virgin River Basin, 1849-1938 F2F Link
Feb 7 Cancelled No Seminar    
Feb 14 Dr. Tess Weathers Associate Professor and Engineering Program Director at Chabot College
The secret to improving water quality and quantity in our changing world: Case studies on perfluoroalkyl acids and managed aquifer recharge
Feb 16 Dr. Kayon Barrett Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Tarleton State University Environmental Modeling of organics' fates for tropical developing countries F2F Link
Feb 21 Dr. Justin Gay Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Perturbations to terrestrial ecosystem carbon and nitrogen cycling: Implications for global change and environmental management F2F Link
Feb 28 Dr. Tara Bishop Research Ecologist at the United States Geological Survey in Moab Dryland resilience in the face of change F2F Link
Mar 7 Spring Break - No Seminar  
Mar 14 Dr. Bill Keach Utah Geological Society Director Careers at Utah Geological Society / GIS / Geoscientists F2F Link
Mar 21 Carly Biedel Coordinator for the Great Salt Lake Institute Impact of Brine Fly Population due to drop in GSL F2F Link
Mar 28 Dr. Rachael Hutchings Assistant Director of Center for National Security Studies at UVU Nuclear Energy F2F Link
Apr 4 Dr. Erica Gaddis Water Resources Technical Director at SWCA Water Resources in Utah and the West F2F Link
Apr 11 Kim Shelly Executive Director of Utah DEQ Air Quality in Utah F2F
Apr 11 Eric Sewell Army National Guard - Environmental Engineer Environmental Management with the Guard - Potential Internships F2F
Apr 18 Karem Meza PhD Candidate USU Spatial Estimation of Actual Evapotranspiration over irrigated Turfgrass Using sUAS Thermal and Multispectral Imagery and TSEB Model Virtual Link
Apr 25 Bryce Bird Air Quality Division Director at Utah Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Update 2023 F2F Link


Department of Earth Science Seminar Series – Spring Semester 2022

Room: SB 260
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Date Time Speaker Affiliation Title / Subject Delivery Watch Again
Jan 11 11:30am-12:20pm Daren Nelson UVU Earth Science Syllabus and course discussion F2F  
Jan 18 11:30am-12:20pm Geneivieve Richards and Bremen Leak UVU Sustainability Coordinator BYU Associate Director of Sustainability What are we doing in Susutainability? Sustainability Job Market F2F Video Link
Jan 25 11:30am-12:20pm Norm Jones BYU Professor - Civil Engineering GW Modeling in NV/UT water battle F2F Video Link
Feb 1 11:30am-12:20pm Utah Lake Proposal Lake Commission Meeting     Video Link
Feb 8 11:30am-12:20pm Matt Olsen Faculty Candidate University of Utah Using Remote Sensing to Monitor Glacier Change in the Himalayas Teams/F2F Video Link
Feb 11 2:00pm - 2:50 pm Peng Fu Faculty Candidate - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Understanding photosynthesis in agricultural and urban ecosystems: a geospatial contribution Teams Video Link
Feb 15 11:30 am - 12:20 pm Aspen Manning Faculty Candidate - Texas State UniversityTBD Grow with the flow: Riparian vegitation along ephemeral and intermittent streams. Teams Video Link
Feb 22 11:30am-12:20pm Grant Willis Utah Geological Survey Geological Mapping and Job Market at State Agencies F2F Video Link
Feb 25 1:00pm - 1:50 pm Daniel Williams Faculty Candidate - University of Pittsburgh Remote observations of volcanoes Teams Video Link
Mar 1 11:30am-12:20pm Joel Pederson USU Geology Chair How deserts erode - Book Cliffs. F2F Video Link
Mar 8 11:30am-12:20pm Spring Break No Seminar    
Mar 15 11:30am-12:20pm Stephanie Mills Utah Geological Survey Mining Industry - Research F2F Video Link
Mar 22 11:30am-12:20pm Aaron Peterson Sinclair Oil & Gas Path to Oil and Gas Industries F2F Video Link
Mar 29 11:30am-12:20pm Steve Davis Stanford Researcher Carbon Sequestration F2F Video Link
Apr 5 11:30am-12:20pm Charles (Jack) Oviatt Retired Professor KSU Regressive History of Lake Bonneville Teams/F2F Video Link
Apr 12 11:30am-12:20pm Alexander Hohl U of U - Geography Dept Prof GIS and COVID F2F Video Link
Apr 19 11:30am-12:20pm UVU Earth Science Faculty University of Maryland Earth Science Faculty Forum Teams/F2F Video Link
Apr 26 11:30am-12:20pm Daren Nelson Semester Wrap Up, Feedback, and Q& A F2F