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Date Speaker Affiliation Title Video Link
***** 2014 *****
26 September Various speakers USGS Annual Postdoctoral / New Researchers Colloquium Presentation
8 September Chris Field Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford Climate Change 2014: The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Video
11 August David Lobell Stanford Meeting the Climate Adaptation Challenge in Agriculture Video
14 July Amy Hodge
Julie Sweetkind-Singer
Stanford Salmon Data on the Hook: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future Video
9 June Roland Burgmann UC Berkeley Periodic Deformation and Seismicity: From Tides to Seasonal Water Loads Video
5 May Arunas Kuciauskas Naval Research Laboratory Overview of the Naval Research Laboratory Satellite Website, Along with Examples of Low Cloud and Fog Products Video
7 April Sarah Andrews Author A Grand Life: The Story Eddie McKee, Grand Canyon Chief Naturalist 1929-1940 and Legendary Geologist Video
10 February Solomon M. Hsiang University of California, Berkeley
Goldman School of Public Policy
Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict Video
***** 2013 *****
2 December Bill Ellsworth USGS, Menlo Park Injection-Induced Earthquakes Video
4 November Ben Sleeter USGS, Menlo Park Projecting Future Land Use: Applications for Natural Resource Assessment Video
12 September Various speakers USGS, Menlo Park Annual Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium Video of Part 1
Video of Part 2
8 July Bill and Rosemary Alley Authors "Too Hot to Touch -- The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste" Video
10 June David Thau Google Large-scale and Deep-time Geo Analysis with Google Earth Engine Video
13 May Gordon Brown Stanford University Mineral-Aqueous Solution Interfacial Reactions and Their Impact on the Environment Video
8 April Paul Hsieh USGS The Science Behind the Taming of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Video
11 March Mark Zoback Stanford Fluid Injection and Induced Seismicity Video
25 Februsry Chad Frost and
Steve Hipskind
NASA Ames NASA Earth Systems Science and Technologies Video
***** 2012 *****
22 October Jim Estes UC Santa Cruz Apex predators and the tapestry of nature Video
18 September Various Speakers USGS Annual Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
13 August Christopher Wilmers UCSC Large predators responses to human activity from grizzly bears in Alaska to mountain lions in the Bay Area Video
9 July Ron Oremland USGS Arsenic and the meaning of life Video
14 May Guido Grosse University of Alaska Fairbanks Deep soil organic carbon in pan-arctic permafrost regions and vulnerability to disturbance Video
9 April Diane McKnight University of Colorado at Boulder Climate change and surface water quality: The challenges of too much summer Video
12 March Dorothy Merritts and
Robert Walter
Franklin and Marshall University Stream restoration in the Eastern USA: The legacy of water-powered mills Video
13 February Steve Bohlen Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Modeling the Anthropocene Video
***** 2011 *****
12 December Kurt Cuffey UC Berkeley Ice, sea level, and contemporary climate change Video
14 November Bill Dietrich UC Berkeley The soil is not enough: The importance of runoff and rock moisture in near-surface weathered bedrock to vegetation communities, climate, and landscape evolution Not available at the request of the speaker
3 October Elizabeth Hadly Stanford University Mammalian response to climatic change Video
12 September Andy Fisher UC Santa Cruz Massive flows of fluid, heat, and solutes through most of the ocean crust Video
23 August Various speakers USGS Annual Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium Video
8 August Robert Hazen Carnegie Institute of Washington and George Mason Univ. The co-evolution of the geo- and biosphere Video
11 July Anthony Colaprete NASA Water on the Moon: Recent discoveries Video
6 June Steve Perakis USGS Biogeochemical cycles of Pacific Northwest forests Video
9 May Dennis Baldocchi UC Berkeley Methane Emissions from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Video
4 April Ripudaman Malhotra SRI International A cubic mile of oil Video
7 March Lorraine and Alan Flint USGS A general model for estimating groundwater recharge and runoff potential Video
***** 2010 *****
8 November Jill Baron USGS Fort Collins Science Center
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Colorado State University
Interactions of climate change and atmospheric nitrogen deposition Video
13 October Postdoctoral Associates USGS Western Region Postdoctoral Presentations Video of Presentations
Panel Discussion
4 October Frank Chapelle USGS South Carolina Water Science Center Healing springs, groundwater geochemistry, and the history of bottled water Video
9 August Ken Miller Rutgers 100 million years of sea-level change: Should I sell my beach house? Video
12 July Jean Bahr University of Wisconsin Geoscientists in an emerging green economy Video
7 June Maggi Kelly University of California, Berkeley Modeling forest structure with LiDAR for fire management in the Sierras Video
10 May Chuck Meertens UNAVCO Hydrological effects on GPS ground deformation observed in the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory Video
12 April Susan Petty AltaRock Energy Current status of enhanced geothermal system (EGS) technology development Video
8 March Michael Manga UC Berkeley Earthquakes and water (and why the LUSI mud volcano eruption was not triggered by an earthquake) Video
8 February David Schimel National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) The design of NEON and the future of ecological forecasting Video
***** 2009 *****
7 December Steve Gorelick Stanford University Oil panic and the global crisis: Predictions and myths Video
23 November David Rogers College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia The art-science of earthquakes Video
9 November David Montgomery University of Washington Dirt - The erosion of civilizations Video
21 September Western Region post-docs and new researchers USGS Western Region Postdoctoral/New Researcher Colloquium Video
13 July James Workman DamBroker, San Francisco, CA Heart of Dryness: How the last bushmen can help us endure the coming age of permanent drought Video
15 June Carol Kendall USGS, Menlo Park, CA Drive-by extinctions: The role of vehicle exhaust in urban runoff and ecosystem degradatio Video
11 May Elisabeth Holland National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO Changing climate, carbon and nitrogen cycles Video
13 April John Slack USGS Probing the redox state of Proterozoic seawater: Geochemical, biological, and economic implications Not available
9 March Philip Mote WA State Climatologist, University of Washington Climate change: Past, present, and future in the next 50-100 years in the West Video
9 February Mary Lou Zoback RMS Risk management: A perspective from the private sector Video
12 January Robert Glennon University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law Unquenchable: America's water crisis and what to do about it Video
***** 2008 *****
Dec 2 2008 Margaret Leinen Climos, Chief Scientist Mitigating climate change: Will direct removal of CO2 be necessary? Video
Sep 15 2008 Western Region Post-docs USGS, Western Region Annual Post-doc Colloquium Video
Aug 25 2008 Dr. Paul Winchester, MD Clinical Professor, Indiana Univ. School of Medicine and Director, Neonatal Intensive Care, St. Francis Hospital. Environmental Contaminants in our Drinking Water, Breast Milk and Our Babies: How Worried Should We Be? Video
Jan 14 2008 Scott W. Tinker Director, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin Global Energy: Myths and Realities Video
***** 2007 *****
Dec 03 2007 Lisa Lucas USGS, Menlo Park The Wiggles Matter: Significance of high-frequency processes to surface water quality Video
Nov 5 2007 Bob Smith University of Utah Geodynamics and seismic/geodetic imaging of the Yellowstone hotspot Video
Oct 15 2007 Sally Benson Stanford University Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage in Deep Geological Formations Video
Jul 9 2007 Dr. Sankar Chatterjee Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Geosciences, Texas Tech University Feathered dinosaurs from the 'Cretaceous Pompeii' of China and the origin of avian flight Video
May 21 2007 Brad Reed USGS, Flagstaff National Phenology Network Video
Apr 23 2007 Dominique Weis Univ. of BC The structure of mantle plumes -- insights from geochemical and isotopic studies in Hawaii Video
Mar 19 2007 Barbara Sherwood-Lollar Univ. of Toronto Life's Chemical Kitchen: Support of Deep Terrestrial Subsurface Life by Abiogenic Hydrogen and Hydrocarbons Video
Feb 15 2007 Brooks Hansen Science Magazine The Future of Scientific Publications Video
***** 2006 *****
Nov 13 2006 Diane Boyer USGS, Tucson, AZ In Search of Dam Sites: The USGS Expedition of 1923 in the Grand Canyon Video
Oct 10 2006 Jon Christensen & Richard White Stanford Univ. The Checkerspot Butterfly and Serpentine Video
Sep 11 2006 Fran Hostettler USGS Menlo Park, CA Trains, Pains, and the Legal System: Forensic Geochemistry of Two Oil Spills Affected By Methanogenic Biodegradation Video
Aug 14 2006 Margaret Torn Lawrence Berkeley National Labs Climate change feedbacks and the future role of soils Video
Jun 12 2006 Rob Dunbar Stanford Univ. Tropical temperatures, global warming, and land use change: A view from the Coral Reef Video
May 19 2006 John Kelmelis Senior Counselor for Earth Science, USGS/US Dept. of State Earth Science Findings with Foreign Policy Implications Video
Apr 10 2006 Patty Fryer Univ. of Hawaii Subduction, Seismicity, and Serpentinization: Capturing a Subduction Event Video
Mar 13 2006 Nina G. Jablonski CA Academy of Sciences The Evolution of Human Skin Color Video
Feb 13 2006 Claire Kremen Univ. of Berkeley ESPM Managing for Ecosystem Services: Wild Bees and Crop Pollination in Northern CA Video
***** 2005 *****
Dec 12 2005 Dr. Katheryn Moran Univ. of Rhode Island Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX): A North Pole Discovery Video
Nov 14 2005 Prof. Pamela Matson Stanford Univ. Agricultural Intensification in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico: Will it "Save Land for Nature"? Video
Oct 03 2005 Todd Dawson U.C. Berkeley, CA Redwood forests, fog water subsides, and the land-sea interface. Video
Sep 06 2005 Jake Lowenstern USGS, Menlo Park Intrusion, Deformation and Gas Discharge at the Yellowstone Caldera Video
Aug 15 2005 Joel E. Cohen Rockefeller Univ., & Columbia Univ. Human Population Trends, Human Carrying Capacity and Sustainability Video
Jul 11 2005 Michael Alley Virginia Tech Rethinking the Design of Presentation Slides Video
Jun 06 2005 Adina Payton Stanford Univ. High Productivity During Cretaceous Ocean Anoxic Events Video
Apr 11 2005 Jeremy Jackson Scripps Institution of Oceanography Brave New Ocean Video
Mar 14 2005 Elliot Sclar Columbia University You Won't Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization Video
Feb 14 2005 Christina Ravelo UC Santa Cruz Global Warming: Lessons from the Pliocene Warm Period Video
Jan 10 2005 Robert Webb USGS, Tucson Grand Canyon Downcutting: Has it occurred in the Holocene? Video
***** 2004 *****
Nov 15 2004 Dr. Jayne Belnap USGS, Utah Soils, crusts, dusts and the role of microbiotic crusts in resource management and ecosystem recovery Video
Oct 18 2004 Roland Burgmann UC Berkeley, CA I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet: Crustal Deformation in the Bay Area Video
Sep 13 2004 Andrei Sarna-Wojcicki USGS, Menlo Park, CA Tephrochronology: The Study of Ancient Volcanic Ash Layers, and their Use in Decipering Geologic History Video
Jul 19 2004 Dr. Jay Lund Univ. of California, Davis Large-scale optimization for California water supply, flood control, and conflict resolution among multiple uses. Video
Jun 14 2004 Dr. James Deacon University of Nevada, Las Vegas Connectivity in the Desert Aquatic Ecosystems: The Devil's Hole Story Video
May 10 2004 Steven Ingebritsen USGS, NRP, Menlo Park, CA Crustal Permeability As A Dynamic Parameter Video
Apr 12 2004 Dr. Deborah Kelley School of Oceanography, Univ. of Washington Atlantis Massif 30 N The Lost City Hydrothermal Field: A New Submarine Ecosystem Video
Mar 08 2004 Prof. Marion Diamond UC Berkeley Benefits of Enrichment at Any Age Video
Feb 23 2004 Stephanie Prejean USGS, Anchorage, AK New Insight into the Processes that Trigger Earthquakes in the Long Valley Caldera, California Video
Jan 12 2004 David Morrison Nasa-Ames Asteroid and comet impacts on Earth - a hazard for the future? Video
***** 2003 *****
Nov 10 2003 Jim Estes USGS, Western Ecological Research Center, Santa Cruz Field Station The recovery and subsequent collapse of kelp forest ecosystems in western Alaska Video
Aug 11 2003 Charlie Paull Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute New Views on the Distribution and Geologic Controls of Chemosynthetic Biologic Communities Video
Jul 14 2003 John Barron USGS Volcano Hazards The evolution of the climate of coastal Northern California during the past 15,000 years Video
Apr 14 2003 Chris Potter NASA Integrated Studies of Carbon, Nitrogen, and Surface Hydrologic Budgets for California Video
Mar 10 2003 Tomas Roffe USGS, Bozeman, MT Charismatic megafauna and nefarious microfauna of Yellowstone: the Brucellosis Controversy Video
***** 2002 *****
Nov 18 2002 Timothy Rood, Calthorpe Assoc.; David Howell, USGS; Eric Yurkovich, USGS; Daniel Bosch, Robert Mondavi Family of Wines; Skip Pack, Dynamic Graphics; David Ramsey, USGS; Peter Dartnell, USGS; Joel Robinson, USGS GIS at the USGS and Beyond Video
Sep 09 2002 John Takekawa USGS/WERC Foraging Ecology and Contaminant Risks of Diving Ducks in San Francisco Bay Estuary Video
Jul 08 2002 Mark Marvin-DiPasquale USGS, Menlo Park Mercury contamination of ecosystems and the role of microbiology Video
Apr 22 2002 Frank Sulloway UC Berkeley Birth Order Family Dynamics and Creative Lives: From Darwinian Evolution to World History Video


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