Earth & Environmental Systems Lecture Series

Spring 2012

January 19 – Mark Green (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems, Indiana State University). Title : Analyzing 5,000 years of settlement on the Central Jordan Plateau - GIS and remote sensing as archaeological tools

February 2 – Christopher Schmidt (Department of Anthropology, University of Indianapolis). Title: Idiosyncracies of Archaic period warfare

February 16 – Jonathan Martin (Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida). Title: Springs and blue holes: Windows into chemical and physical hydrogeology of eogenetic karst aquifers

March 15 – Jeanette Pope (Department of Geosciences, DePauw University). Title: The mineralogy and geochemistry of efflorescent salts and their influence on Indiana water quality

March 22 –Nathan Stansell (Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University). Title: Reconstructing Environmental Changes Using Glaciers and Wetlands

March 26 –Jeffery Stone (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln). Title: East African Megadrought: The Late Pleistocene history of Lake Malawi

April 12 – Christina Hupy (Department of Geography and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire). Title: Ecotone Dynamics: The Late Holocene Vegetation History of the Forest Tension Zone in Central Lower Michigan USA

Fall 2011

September 8 – Todd Thompson (Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University). Title : Long-term and short-term shoreline behavior in the upper Great Lakes

September 22 –Denver Harper (Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University). Title: History of reclamation at the Friar Tuck abandoned mine site, Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana

October 20 –Bruce Rhoads (Department of Geography, University of Illinois). Title: The Dynamics of Chute Cutoffs on Large Meandering Rivers: Lessons Learned from Mackey Bend on the Wabash River

November 3 – EES Student Research

November 17 –Daniel Knudsen (Department of Geography, Indiana University). Title: Tourism, Ideology and Aesthetics: Towards a Coherent Theory of Tourism Sights and Tourist Experience

December 1 –Robert McCullough (Director - IPFW Archaeology Survey, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne). Title: Late Prehistoric settlement viability during the Oliver phase of central and south-central Indiana

Spring 2011

January 24 – Daniel J. Bradley, Indiana State University President. Title:  Oil and Gas Exploration:  The Macondo Prospect, Mississippi Canyon Block 252

January 31 – John Comer, Indiana State University Affiliated Faculty. Title: Petroleum Production Potential and Depositional Setting of Woodford Shale (Devonian), Southern Midcontinent, USA

February 7 – Lenore Tedesco, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Title: Cyanobacteria in Indiana – Occurrence, Toxicity, and Triggers

February 21 –Laura Wasylenki, Indiana University – Department of Geological Sciences. Title: How Does Metal Adsorption Cause Isotopes to Apportion?

March 14 –William Monaghan, Indiana University – Glenn Black Laboratory. Title: Tracing the Settlement, Use, and Abandonment of a Mississippian Town through its Earthworks and Human Landscape at Angel Mound, Indiana

March 21 - Michael Prentice, Indiana University – Indiana Geological Survey. Title: Antarctica Underground: New Views of the Shallow Subsurface in the McMurdo Dry Valleys and Implications for Antarctic Ice Sheet Sensitivity during the Last Glacial Cycle

March 28 – Jared Kluesner, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Title: Geologic and Hydrologic Role of Sill Intrusions in the Gulf of California

April 4 – Susan Goldstein, University of Georgia. Title: Propagule transport as a key method of dispersal in benthic foraminifera (Protista)

April 11 – Scott Ishman, Southern Illinois University. Title: Antarctica: Bellwether for Global Change

April 18 – Kevin Sutterer, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. Title: Forensic Geology for Civil Engineering Works