Winter Session 2019

Jointly hosted by Department of Geology and Environmental Science Program 

Day: Fridays; Time: 2:30pm

Location: Old Main Room 0121

Reception and refreshments to precede 40 – 50 min seminar followed by time for questions




Tentative Title

Jan 11th



No Seminar – First Week of Classes

Jan 18th

Jason Jweda

(WSU Alumnus)

ConocoPhillips Exploration & Production Co

Houston, Texas

A geo-perspective of the modern North American oil industry

Jan 25th

WSU Geology and Environmental Science Faculty

Environmental Science Program &

Department of Geology

Wayne State University

Earth & Environmental Science Research Blitz

Feb 1st



No Seminar

Feb 8th

Trevor Pitcher

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

University of Windsor

Restoring aquatic biodiversity in the Anthropocene: developing the science of reintroduction biology

Feb 15th

Christopher Gellasch

Department of Geography and Geology

Eastern Michigan University

Assessing the vulnerability of public supply wells to near-surface contamination using geochemistry, microbiology, & geomechanics

Feb 22nd  

Samuel Haugland


Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Michigan


Seismic investigations into the nature and scale of thermochemical heterogeneity in Earth's deep interior




Tentative Title

Mar 1st

David Reed

Center for Global Change & Earth Observations Department of Geography

Michigan State University

Urban and suburban fluxes: differences and commonalities from paired Michigan research sites

Mar 8th  

Thomas Bianchette

Department of Natural Sciences

University of Michigan - Dearborn

Searching for storms – methods, findings, and the future of paleotempestology

Mar 15th



No Seminar – Spring Break

Mar 22nd

Andrea Cassidy-Bushrow

Department of Public Health Sciences

Henry Ford Health System

Correlation of urban air contaminants in the Detroit airshed with adverse birth outcomes

Mar 29th

Jim Selegean

Great Lakes Hydraulics and Hydrology Office

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Great Lakes water levels and coastal erosion - A new paradigm

Apr 5th  

Jill Crossman

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

University of Windsor

Lake biochemical responses to changes in watershed conditions

Apr 12th

Song Qian

Department of Environmental Sciences

University of Toledo

Application of quantitative methods for analyzing complex environmental and ecological data

Apr 19th  

Yongli Zhang

Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Wayne State University

Smart management of microplastic pollution in the Great Lakes

All seminars are open to the public.




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