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CSI Brown Bag Seminar

Spring 2020 Schedule

 

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, ALL CSI SEMINARS FOR THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER ARE ON HOLD TIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please go to UNM's coronavirus info page for more details.

 

February 3rd: Zach Sharp (EPS): Fundamentals of Mass Spectrometry

February 10th: Emma Elliott Smith (BIO), Historical ecology of sea otters in the North Pacific

February 17th: Jordan Wostbrock (EPS): Seeing through carbonate diagenesis using triple oxygen isotopes

February 24th: open

March 2nd: Tony Gargano (EPS): Exploring Halogen geochemistry in marine carbonates during carbon and uranium isotope excursions

March 9th: Jesse McGunnigle (EPS): Mass balance modeling of the oceans using triple oxygen isotopes

March 16th: spring break!

March 23rd: Peter Fawcett (EPS)

March 30th: Alexi Besser (BIO)

April 6th: Erick Cano (EPS)

April 13th: Erin Ray (ANTHRO), Changes in Weaning Age from Hunter-Gatherers to Agriculturalists: a Stable Isotope Study in Southern Belize

April 20th: Geraldine Busquets (BIO)

April 27th: Zoë Rossman (BIO)

May 4th: Aria Holmes (EPS)

 

 

Training Programs and Courses

  • Graduate Student Assistantships: 2 graduate assistantships per semester (one in Earth & Planetary Sciences and another in Biology) are offered to train graduate students in the daily operation of instrumentation, instrument maintenance, QA/QC protocols and data reduction.
  • Courses: targeted to motivated undergraduates, graduates and postdoctoral researchers interested in learning more about the application of stable isotope analysis in the planetary, life and medical sciences. The laboratory experience will include full access and training on how to operate and maintain isotope ratio mass spectrometers.
    • Stable Isotope Geochemistry (EPS 405): The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of stable isotope geochemistry, and it’s application in the geosciences. In particular, lectures will focus on applications to paleoclimate reconstruction, metamorphic and igneous petrology, atmospheric science and meteoritics.
    • Elemental Ecology (BIO 402/502): This aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the application of stable isotope measurements in ecology and environmental science. Lectures will address the theory underlying the application of stable isotopes at natural abundance levels as tracers and integrators of important ecological and environmental processes.
    • Stable Isotope Seminar (ANTH 502, BIOL 402/502, EPS 400): The CSI brown bag seminar is offered as a one credit course in the Anthropology, Biology, and Earth and Planetary Sciences departments.