Abstracts of Talks – Indexed

Abstracts of Colorado Scientific Society Talks Indexed by Speaker, Date, and Title

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Note: This is a partial index, including abstracts of all talks from 2011 through the present and some others going back to 1995. Additional talks will be added as time permits.

Abstracts of Talks at meetings by Speaker, Date, and Title

SpeakerYear & MonthTitle
Abbott, Lon2012-01, Jan.Rates of Quaternary Landscape Change in the Eastern Grand Canyon
Abbud-Madrid, Angel2006-02, Feb.The MIST Experiment on the Space Shuttle Columbia: Fighting Fire in Microgravity
Ager, Thomas1996-09, Sept.Rediscovering Lost Worlds: Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Alaska and Yukon Territory During the Past 20 Million Years
Alumann, Dianne2001-09, Sept."Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink": Possibilities for Microbial Life on a Gas Planet
Anderson, Donna S1998-09, Sept.Stratigraphic Cycles and Controls Within a Continental Basin-Fill Succession in the Hornelen Basin (Middle Devonian), Western Norway
Andrews, John1997-03, Mar.Evidence for the Collapse of Large Ice Sheets: Past and Future
Andrews, Sarah2002-04, April"Geology goes Hollywood" and Other Public Perceptions of Geoscience
Atkins, Dale2001-10, Oct.Avalanches and Their Impact on People and Industries
Bakker, Bob2005-04, AprilBack to the Jurassic: Shedding New Light on Local Dinosaur Heritage
Barclay, Tom2015-04, Apr.The Search for Earth-like Planets
Barkmann, Peter2013-11, Nov.The Joys of Mapping Northwest Colorado Geology: Subtleties, Slides and Snakes
Barkmann, Peter2016-12, Dec.South Park: Recent investigations by the Colorado Geological Survey carry on a legacy of geologic mapping in a fascinating setting
Bartlett, Albert A1999-03, Feb.Arithmetic, Population, and Energy
Bartov, Yuval2006-09, Sept.The role of lake levels in oil shale distribution
Becker, Don2015-03, Mar.A 30-minute video: the C.H. Birdseye USGS surveying expedition down the length of the Grand Canyon, Aug 1 – Oct. 19, 1923, and
Documenting changes in the landscape and glaciers of Glacier Bay National Park by recreating historical photography
Benjamin, Stan2013-03, Mar.Ash in the Wind: NOAA Development of Global Atmosphere-Soil-Vegetation-Ocean- Earth System
Forecast Models Including Volcanic Eruptions
Bottke, Bill2011-11, Nov.Forming the Planets: What’s New with the Oldest Events in the Solar System
Brigham-Grette, Julie2017-05, MayToo Warm, Two Poles: How Past Interglacials Should Inform Future Coastal Policy
Brooks, William E.2011-03, Mar.Georg Petersen (1898–1985): Mining and
Metallurgy in Ancient Peru
Brown, Wesley2018-02, Feb.How the 1859 Gold Rush put Colorado on the Map
Carroll, Chris2013-01, Jan.2013 Update of Wyoming and Colorado Coal Industries, Geology, and Coal Resources
Cole, Jim2012-03, Mar.Complex Uplift History of the Front Range deduced from the Synorogenic sediments in the Denver, Cheyenne, North-Middle and South Park Basins, Colorado
Dechesne, Marieke2012-03, Mar.Complex Uplift History of the Front Range deduced from the Synorogenic sediments in the Denver, Cheyenne, North-Middle and South Park Basins, Colorado
Denning, Scott2017-04, AprilSimple, Serious, and Solvable: The Three S’s of Climate Change
Evanoff, Emmett2014-09, Sept.In the Footsteps of the Early Bone Diggers: Locating Historic Photographic Sites in the Bridger Basin of Southwest Wyoming
Fisher, Lisa2011-12, Dec.Tertiary Magmatism and Mineralization in a Complex Tectonic Environment, Southwest Utah — Initial Investigations
Fisher, Thomas R.2016-10, Oct.Climate Change, Part II: Models, Uncertainty, Data, and Predictions – or “Why Climate Models are Like Sausages"
Flowers, Rebecca2012-02, Feb.Unroofing and uplift history of the Grand Canyon region of the Colorado Plateau from apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronometry and future directions in the new (U-Th)/He lab at CU-Boulder
Geller, Bruce2014-11, Nov.20 Years After: A Brief Update on the Study of Telluride Minerals and Deposits
Goldfarb, Richard2013-10, Oct.Tectonics and Gold Metallogeny
Hagadorn, James W.2012-04, Apr.What’s New in the Cambrian?
Death of a Megapredator
Hagadorn, James W.2012-04, Apr. Surfing Cambrian Coasts: First Animals on Land
Hagadorn, James W.2016-01, Jan.Colorado’s stratigraphy: eloquent testimony to Earth’s history
Hamilton, Warren2012-05, May.Ancient Surface of Venus is Saturated with Impact Structures, and its Lowlands are Covered with Marine Sediments
Holen, Steven R. and Kathleen2014-04, Apr.The Mid-Wisconsin Human Colonization of North America: A Call for Archaeological Investigations in Older Geological Deposits
Hollister, Lincoln2016-04, AprilThe Quest for the Only Known Natural Quasi-crystal
Johnson, Elizabeth 'Liz'2018-01, Jan.Fostering Citizen Scientists in the Remote Reaches of Colorado
Johnson, Kirk2011-02, Feb.The Snowmastodon Site: Discovery, Science, and Initial Results
Kelley, Shari2015-09, Sept.The development of the Rio Grande rift between 25-10 Ma based on low temperature thermochronology
Kellogg, Karl S.2013-02-1, Feb.The northern Rio Grande rift – new geological studies in the upper Arkansas River valley region, Colorado
Krause, David2018-01, Jan.Science With a Social Conscience: A Natural Outgrowth of Fieldwork in Remote Regions of the World
Little, William W.2016-10, Oct.Climate Change, Part I, A Geologist's View
Lundstrom, Scott2014-12, Dec.Continental glaciation: some remarkable impacts on the geomorphic and geologic record
Marchi, Simone2017-11, Nov.Earth’s Earliest Evolution: Fire from above, fire from below
Matthews, Vince2013-02-2, Feb.What Can I Do to Help the Colorado Geological Survey?
Miller, Gifford2017-01, Jan.An Arctic Perspective on 20th Century Warming
Modreski, Peter2012-12, Dec.Colorado Pegmatites
Mojzsis, Stephen2016-05, MayOlder than the hills: The ca. 3920-3960 Ma Acasta Gneiss (Northwest Territories, Canada)
Morgan, Paul2015-12, Dec.Heat Flow, Then and Now, Here and There
Morman, Suzette2017-10, Oct.Using Geoscience to Augment Environmental Public Health Studies
Multiple2016-09, Sept.Student Presentations Night
Multiple2017-09, Sept.Student Paper Night
Musiba, Charles2016-03, Mar.New Hominid Discoveries from South Africa, the ‘Cradle of Humankind’: The Anthropological Significance, the Cave Geology, and How Google Earth Contributed to the Discovery
Olsen, Fred2012-01, Jan.Colorado Meteorites and the 2004 Berthoud Meteorite
Paces, James B.2014-02, Feb.Evaluating the History of Vadose-Water Flow Through Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Using Secondary Hydrogenic Minerals - A Case for Slow and Steady
Paschke, Suzanne2013-04, Apr.Simulation and Observations of the Denver Basin Aquifer System
Pfeffer, Tad2014-01, Jan.Correcting Ice Sheet Mass Balance for Refreezing of Infiltrated Surface Melt:  The Forgotten Grand Problem
Pigati, Jeff2011-02, Feb.The Snowmastodon Site: Discovery, Science, and Initial Results
Pitlick, John2014-03, Mar.Regional Analysis of Flood Hazards Along the Colorado Front Range
Raynolds, Bob2012-03, Mar.Complex Uplift History of the Front Range deduced from the Synorogenic sediments in the Denver, Cheyenne, North-Middle and South Park Basins, Colorado
Raynolds, Robert G.2016-01, Jan.Colorado’s stratigraphy: eloquent testimony to Earth’s history
Reed, Jim2015-10, Oct.Field Methods Past and Present
Reheis, Marith2017-12, Dec.DUST! Why Should You Care? (the answer is blowing in the wind)
Ridley, John2015-11, Nov.The variability of hydrothermal ore deposits in the North American Cordilleran orogenic belt – insights into metallogeny from ore fluid analysis
Riel-Salvatore, Julien2011-09, Sept.Paleolithic Whodunit! Neanderthals, Homo sapiens and the Human Revolution‚ in Italy
Rosenberry, Donald2013-05, May.Not Just for Scientists Anymore: Societal Relevance of the Connection Between Groundwater and Surface Water
Ruleman, Cal2017-02, Feb.Landscape Evolution of Colorado; Late Neogene Tectonic and Volcanic Fragmentation and Middle Pleistocene Climate-Driven Drainage Integration of the Southern Rocky Mountains
Sares, Matt2013-12, Dec.Exploring Areas of Natural Acid Rock Drainage in Colorado
Sertich, Joe2016-11, Nov.Relict Dinosaurs of Madagascar: New Discoveries from Treasure Island
Sheehan, Anne2015-02, Feb.MOANA and HOBITSS Ocean Bottom Seismic Experiments: Information on Deep Structure, Anisotropy, and Slow Slip beneath New Zealand
Silverman, Matt2016-04, AprilTempest at Teapot Dome, Wyoming: the Greatest Political Scandal in the History of the American Oil Industry
Spencer, John2016-02, Feb.The Weird and Wonderful Geology of Pluto and its Moons
Strasser, Thomas F.2011-04 Apr.Crete before the Cretans: Palaeolithic Mariners in the Mediterranean
Tankersley, Kenneth Barnett2013-09, Sept.The Mass Extinction at the End of the Pleistocene; Evaluating Five Theories
Wald, David2018-03, Mar.Challenges in Providing Real-time Earthquake Shaking and Impacts Estimates
Waterman, Ed2012-11, Nov.Colorado Plateau Molecules: Chemical Stories from the High Desert
Wawrzyniec, Timothy2011-05 MayLate Mesozoic to Cenozoic Rotation of the Colorado Plateau: Regional analysis of proposed Euler Pole Rotations from modeling and fault kinematic analysis
Wesson, Rob2018-02, Feb.In the Footsteps of Darwin
Wesson, Rob2018-02, Feb.In the Footsteps of Darwin
White, Jon2013-04-2, Apr.Sinkhole Hazards of Colorado
White, Jonathan L.2015-01, Jan.The May 2014 West Salt Creek landslide in Mesa County, Colorado
Wolton, Laura2012-02, Feb.My adventure to the Driest, Coldest, and Windiest place on Earth<
Yeck, Will2017-03, Mar.The Far-Reaching Effects of Wastewater Injection: Recent Case Studies of Anthropogenic Earthquakes
Young, Matt2011-05, MayEvolution Confers Morality