|Kelin Whipple||Arjun Heimsath||Ramón Arrowsmith||Mark Schmeeckle||Enrique Vivoni|
The Earth Surface Processes Seminar (called "Geomorphology Seminar" in the GLG courses list) runs every term, for one unit credit (repeatable any number of times, and we prefer students do enroll) on a different theme each term. The seminar is held in the evening, in recent years always on Thursday evening, 7-9 (or 9:30) each week. The seminar is a causal, no-stress, beverage-in-hand, free-ranging discussion of science and the philosophy of science. Location rotates each week among faculty and student houses.
In a typical session we discuss a single research paper or two short ones. One or a pair of students have the charge to lead the discussion each session. Guiding a discussion, pointing out interesting angles to discuss and keeping the discussion on track are the main tasks. Usually this involves leading the group through the paper, but with an aim to highlighting discussion points rather than a report/summary of all points. Sometimes digging up essential background material from previous papers is essential to either understanding of the paper, or for drawing out key discussion points. Determining whether such ancillary material is needed is up to the student leaders.
Each week the paper to be discussed, the student leaders, and the location of each seminar will be posted here .
Encouragement from Arjun and Ramón.
|Date and location||Discussion Leader(s)||Reading/topic|
|Thursday, August 26, 7-9 pm; at Kelin Whipple's house: 235 E Dawn Drive Tempe||Faculty||General introductions, CZO overview, and AZ CZO proposal|
|Thursday, September 9, 7-9 pm; at the house of Arjun Heimsath: 3223 E Mitchell in Phoenix 85018||Matt Jungers and Matt Rossi|| Rasmussen, et al., An open system framework for integrating critical zone
structure and function, Biogeochemistry, 2010|
|Thursday, September 16, 7-9 pm; at Kelin Whipple's house: 235 E Dawn Drive Tempe||Marina Bravo Foster and Sayaka Araki|| Amundson et al 2007 (primary paper)
Chorover et al 2007 (secondary paper)
|Thursday, September 23, 7-9 pm; at the house of Roman DiBiase, Erin DiMaggio, Matt Jungers:
419 E Julie Dr., Tempe, 85283||Roman DiBiase and Erin DiMaggio|| Anderson, et al., Elements, 2007 (primary)|
Brantley, et al., Elements, 2007
|Thursday, September 30, 7-9 pm; at the house of Arjun Heimsath: 3223 E Mitchell in Phoenix 85018||Scott Robinson and Andy Darling||Dietrich and Perron, Nature, 2006|
Thursday, October 7, 7-9 pm; at the house of Arjun Heimsath: 3223 E Mitchell in Phoenix 85018
Friends of the Pleistocene Henry Mountains Trip
Slide show from our scouting trip and discussion about next week's field trip to the Henry Mountains! Visit Henry Mtns FOP Site for more details.
No seminar Thursday, October 14th:
Thursday, October 21, 7-9 pm; at Wendy Bohon's house
|Faculty||Jemez River Basin CZO Proposal - download by clicking here|
Thursday, October 28, 7-9 pm; at Kelin Whipple's house: 235 E Dawn Drive Tempe
|Marina Bravo Foster and Taufique Mahmoud|
Thursday, November 4, 7-9 pm; 7-9 pm; at the house of Roman DiBiase, Erin DiMaggio, Matt Jungers: 419 E Julie Dr., Tempe, 85283
|Sayaka Araki and Roman DiBiase||Istanbulluoglu et al., Eco-geomorphic implications of hillslope aspect: Inferences from analysis of landscape morphology in central New Mexico, GRL, 2008|
| Thursday, October 28, 7-9 pm; at Kelin Whipple's house: 235 E Dawn Drive Tempe
||Matt Jungers and Wendy Bohon|
Bierman et al., 2005,Using cosmogenic nuclides to contrast rates of
|Thursday, November 4, 7-9 pm; 7-9 pm; at the house of Roman DiBiase, Erin DiMaggio, Matt Jungers:
419 E Julie Dr., Tempe, 85283
||Erin DiMaggio, Scott Robinson, Andy Darling|
Burnett et al., JGR 2008,Aspect-related microclimatic influences on slope forms and processes, northeastern Arizona