NOTES  FROM  SOME  INTERESTING GEOLOGY  TALKS

 

The links below are to my personal notes taken during some of the hundreds of geology-related talks I’ve attended over the years.  I give them here because they may be of some interest.  Do not expect the notes to always be in complete sentences, etc.

 


 

John Hunter (Ohio State University at Newark, Newark, Ohio, USA): “Mammals and the Cretaceous-Tertiary Mass Extinction” (given 22 May 2012 at Ohio State University at Newark, USA)

 


 

John Hunter (Ohio State University at Newark, Newark, Ohio, USA): “Resetting Evolution’s Clock?  End-Cretaceous Extinction and the Origin of Modern Mammals” (given 10 November 2011 at Ohio State University at Newark, USA)

 


 

Robert Malcuit (Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA): “Planet Earth and Its Moon” (given 24 May 2011 at Ohio State University at Newark, USA)

 


 

James Thomka (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA): “The Copan Lagerstätte: Exceptional Crinoid Diversity and Preservation in the Pennsylvanian of Midcontinental North America” (given 28 January 2011 at a Dry Dredgers meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Erik Klemetti (Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA): “Volcanoes, the Internet, and the Public’s Role in Science, How the 2010 Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull was the First 21st Century Eruption” (given 16 November 2010 at Ohio State University at Newark, USA)

 


 

Robert Malcuit (Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA): “Neptune’s World: the Fascinating Origin of Earth’s Oceans of Water” (given 21 September 2010 at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Mario Caputo: “Recognizing Eolian (i.e., Wind Blown) Deposits on San Salvador Island & Beyond” (given 23 June 2010 at Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador Island, Bahamas)

 


 

John Mylroie (Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA): “Island Cave and Karst Research” (given 23 June 2010 at Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador Island, Bahamas)

 


 

Michael Savarese (Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida): “Sea level and the paleoenvironmental interpretation of the middle to late Holocene Hanna Bay Limestone, San Salvador, Bahamas: a high foreshore setting without a eustatic highstand” (given 20 June 2010 at the 15th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions, Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador Island, Bahamas)

 


 

Pascal Kindler (University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland): “Geology of Mayaguana Island (Bahamas) and the timing of sediment production of carbonate platforms” (given 19 June 2010 at the 15th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions, Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador Island, Bahamas)

 

 


 

Al Curran (Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA): “Macroporosity and permeability related to callianassid bioturbation and Ophiomorpha ichnofabric in Pleistocene shallow-marine carbonates: examples from the Bahamas and South Florida” (given 18 June 2010 at the 15th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions, Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador Island, Bahamas)

 


 

Rich Fuchs (Dry Dredgers, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA): “Graptolites of the Cincinnatian” (given 28 May 2010 & 21 November 1997 at Dry Dredgers meetings, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Nelson Shaffer (Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, Indiana, USA): “Meteorite Impacts in the Midwest” (given 5 September 2009 at the 2009 Midwest Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy Symposium and Field Conference held at the Geology Department of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Ken Tankersley (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA): “Evidence of the Clovis Age Comet at Sheriden Cave, Ohio” (given 5 September 2009 at the 2009 Midwest Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy Symposium and Field Conference held at the Geology Department of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Greg Schumacher (Ohio Geological Survey, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “The Impact of Ohio’s Extraterrestrial Visitor - Geology of the Serpent Mound Disturbance” (given 5 September 2009 at the 2009 Midwest Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy Symposium and Field Conference held at the Geology Department of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Andrew Phelps (University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA): “Physics and Chemistry of Impact Diamonds: Examples from Popigai” (given 5 September 2009 at the 2009 Midwest Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy Symposium and Field Conference held at the Geology Department of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Robert Folk (Universityof Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA): “Dwarf Workpersons in the Carbonate Factory -- an Examination of the Fantastic Roles that Nannobacteria Play in the Precipitation of Carbonate” (given 13 June 2008 at the 14th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions held at Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador Island, Bahamas)

 


 

Ted Daeschler (Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA): “A Giant Step in Evolution: Discovering the Link Between Fish and Limbed Animals”  (given 12 April 2007 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Andy Knoll (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA): “Life at Middle Age - Biology and Environments on the Mid-Proterozoic Earth” (given 28 April 2005 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Tod Frolking (Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA): “Licking County Landscapes and the Distribution of Prehistoric Occupation Sites” (given 13 April 2005 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, USA)

 


 

James Gehling (South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia): “Ediacaran Organisms: Relating Form to Function” (given 1 April 2005 at “Evolving Form and Function, Fossils and Development”, a Symposium Honoring Adolf Seilacher for his Contributions to Paleontology, and Celebrating his 80th Birthday, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

 


 

Phil Donoghue (University of Bristol, Bristol, Britain): “Embryos and Ancestors” (given 1 April 2005 at “Evolving Form and Function, Fossils and Development”, a Symposium Honoring Adolf Seilacher for his Contributions to Paleontology, and Celebrating his 80th Birthday, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

 


 

Russel Shapiro (California State University at Chico, Chico California, USA): “Neoproterozoic-Cambrian microbialite record” (given 6 November 2004 at the Paleontological Society short course "Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Biological Revolutions", Denver, Colorado, USA)

 


 

Jere Lipps (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA): “Late Neoproterozoic Metazoans: Weird, Wonderful and Ghostly” (given 6 November 2004 at the Paleontological Society short course "Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Biological Revolutions", Denver, Colorado, USA)

 


 

Stefan Bengtson (Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden): “Early Skeletal Fossils” (given 6 November 2004 at the Paleontological Society short course "Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Biological Revolutions", Denver, Colorado, USA)

 


 

Melissa Hicks & Stephen Rowland (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA): “The Early Cambrian Experiment in Reef-Building by Metazoans” (given 6 November 2004 at the Paleontological Society short course "Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Biological Revolutions", Denver, Colorado, USA)

 


 

Karen Rice (gemologist at Suna Brothers, Inc., New York, New York, USA): “Diamonds - Their Geology, Geography, and History” (given 27 March 2004 at the Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Karen Rice (gemologist at Suna Brothers, Inc., New York, New York, USA): “Pink Diamonds of the Argyle Mine” (given 28 March 2004 at the Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Greg Mason (NGO Development Corporation, Newark, Ohio, USA): “Dillon Falls Astrobleme (the North Zanesville Crater)” (given 21 April 2003 at an Ohio Geological Society meeting in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Nicholas Christie-Blick (Columbia University, New York, New York, USA): “A Neoproterozoic Snowjob: Testing the Limits of the Snowball Earth Hypothesis” (given 25 April 2002 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Mats Eriksson (Lund University, Lund, Sweden): “Microscopic Treasures - Scolecodonts from the Type Cincinnatian” (given 16 November 2001 at a Dry Dredgers meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Paul Hoffman (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA): “Snowball Earth: Testing the Limits of Climate Change” (given 15 November 2001 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Beverly Saylor (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA): “Evaluation of the Potential for CO2 Sequestration in Deep Formations Beneath Ohio” (given 12 November 2001 at an Ohio Geological Society meeting in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Loren Babcock (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “New Occurrence of Exceptionally Preserved Fossils in the Middle Cambrian of Hunan, China: Significance with respect to Global Correlation” (given 23 October 2001 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Robert Berner (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA): “Late Paleozoic Hyperoxia” (given 26 April 2001 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Russell Graham (Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, Colorado, USA): “Global Warming and the Extinction of the Ice Age Mammals” (given 6 March 2001 at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Doyle Watts (Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA): “Deep Structure and Origin of the Serpent Mound Disturbance” (given 26 February 2001 at an Ohio Geological Society meeting in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Robert Pennock (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA): “Should Evolution Be Taught in Public Schools?  What Dorothy Learned When the Creationist Whirlwind Hit Kansas” (given 25 January 2001 at the Newark campus of Ohio State University in Newark, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Pamela Hallock Muller (University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA): “Coral Reefs in the 21st Century: Is the Past the Key to the Future?” (given 19 October 2000 at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Stig Bergström (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Origin and Evolution of the Sebree Trough” (given 23 May 2000 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Massimo Pigliucci (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA): “Creationism and Evolution in the U.S., On Anti-Intellectualism and Scientism” (given 21 April 2000 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Carl Brett (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA): “Echinoderm Taphonomy and Taphofacies: Using Patterns of Fossil Preservation to Identify Ancient Environments and New Fossil Bonanzas” (given 31 March 2000 at a Dry Dredgers meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

 


 

William Ausich (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Fort Major Thomas Austin, Sr. and Early Insights into the Class Crinoidea (Phylum Echinodermata)” (given 7 March 2000 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Dale Gnidovec (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Summary of Current Knowledge on Dinosaur Paleobiology” (given 1 February 2000 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Bill Shear (Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, USA): “Evolution of Spider Webs” (given 22 November 1999 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Bill Shear (Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, USA): “Early Land Animals” (given 23 November 1999 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Cary Easterday (then at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Early Myriapod-Like Body Fossil and Associated Walking Trace from a Silurian Lagerstätte, Ohio” (given 19 October 1999 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Stig Bergström (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “K-Bentonites of North America and Gondwana” (given 11 May 1999 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Peter Webb (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Cold Evaporites” (given 4 May 1999 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Mike Hansen (Ohio Geological Survey, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Earthquake Risk and the New OhioSeis Network” (given 8 April 1999 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

William Ausich (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Origin of the Class Crinoidea” (given 21 January 1999 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Forest Gahn (Brigham Young University at Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho, USA): “Early Mississippian Crinoids and the Flowering of a Paleontologist” (given 20 November 1998 at a Dry Dredgers meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

 


 

William Zinsmeister (Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA): “A Look at Biotic Events at High Southern Latitudes at the End of the Cretaceous” (given 19 November 1998 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Jim Baroffio (former president of Chevron Canada Resources): “Hibernia” (given 12 November 1998 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Lonnie Thompson (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Past and Current Climate Change: Implications for the Future” (given 2 November 1998 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Steven Schafersman (Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA): “Reefs Through Space & Time” (given 23 October 1998 at a Dry Dredgers meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Loren Babcock (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “The Chengjiang Lagerstätte and the Cambrian Explosion: New Discoveries from China and the Early Evolution of Life” (given 12 May 1998 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Jeff McKee (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA): “Paleoenvironmental Studies in Africa During the Existence of Australopithecus africanus (given 7 October 1997 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

Martin Lockley (University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA): “Dinosaur Tracking Revolution: New Applied Dimensions for Geology” (given 11 November 1991 at a Ohio Geological Society meeting in Columbus, Ohio, USA)

 


 

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