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Seminar Schedule

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston offers its seminars on most Friday afternoons during the fall and spring semesters. For more information regarding seminars please visit the seminars resource page.

Time: Seminars are held on most Fridays during the fall semester from 11 am to 12 noon. A change of times will be noted under the date of the seminar.

Location: Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held in room Agnes Arnold (AH) Auditorium-2. Agnes Arnold Hall is a building 100 meters west of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in building SR1:

Assistance with Speaker Setup: An EAS TA is assigned the task of: providing lapel microphone and making a sound check, providing remote slide changer with built in laser pointer, and loading the speaker’s slides.  For the spring 2016, semester this person is: Vanessa Caicedo (

Spring 2017 Schedule 







Tim Demko

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

What happened to my turbidites? Recognition of supercritical density flows and bedform evolution in deepwater depositional systems

Joel Saylor
1/27/2017 Art Donovan Texas A&M University

Making outcrops relevant to a 21st Century Unconventional Source Rock Play: An example from the Eagle Ford Group of Texas

Julia Wellner
2/3/2017 Humberto Carvajal Ortiz Core Labs

Applications of organic geochemistry to paleogeography

Juan Silva-Tamayo
2/10/2017 Basil Tikoff University of Wisconsin-Madison

A collisional model for the Sevier and Laramide orogenies: Overturning the shallow slab paradigm

Jinny Sisson
2/17/2017 Laurie Bellman Canadian Discovery

Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Distinguished Lectur Series: Data Interpretation and Integration from a Seismic Perspective – The Excitementof Innovation

2/24/2017 Bobby Reece Texas A&M University

The evolution of slow-intermediate oceanic crust in the South Atlantic: A seismic transect study

Will Sager
3/3/2017 Charles Meertens UNAVCO

Hydrologic loading and the influence of the drought on motions of Sierra Nevada Mountains in California

Bob Wang
3/17/2017 SPRING BREAK
3/24/2017 Patricia Persaud Louisiana State University Active tectonics of the Gulf of California/Salton Trough.  Paul Mann
3/31/2017 Daniela Rubatto Australian National University Mineralogical Society of America Distiguished Lecturer Series Joel Saylor
4/7/2017 John Jaeger University of Florida Building Mountains in an Icy World: Results from IODP Drilling in the Gulf of Alaska Julia Wellner
4/14/2017 Zhigang Peng Georgia Tech

Microearthquake detection based on template matching and future development

Yingcai Zheng
4/21/2017 Christopher Fielding University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Cenomanian – Turonian deltaic sediment dispersal and stratal stacking patterns in the Western Cordilleran Foreland Basin – Insights into the transition from Sevier to Laramide Orogenies

Student AAPG Chapter