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UNM-CSI Brown Bag Seminar Schedule

The CSI Seminar for the Spring 2019 semester will be held every Monday at 12PM in Northrop Hall room 340 (just next to the CSI labs) and will be convened by Prof. Zachary Sharp

January 14   John Schiff (Texas A&M): Stable isotopes in proteinaceous black coral skeletons as proxies for ecosystem variability in the Gulf Stream over millennial timescales

January 28   Yu Li (Lanzhou University, China): Substantial inorganic carbon sink in closed drainage basins globally

February 4   Luigi Dallai (Institute for Earth Sciences and Resources, Pisa, Italy): Fossil hydrothermal systems and continental climate reconstructions for the Eocene

February 11 Eva Stricker (Department of Biology): Is There a Fungal Loop?

February 18 Alexi Besser (Department of Biology): Gut Microbial Contribution to Small Mammals Nutrition

February 25 Seth Newsome (Department of Biology): Compound-specific δ2H analysis highlights the complex interplay between direct assimilation versus de novo synthesis of amino acids from food and water in an omnivore

March 4        Jacquelyn Delp (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences): An estimation of lower free tropospheric mixing derived from inverse modeling of boundary layer water vapor isotopologues on Graciosa Island, Azores

March 11     spring break – no seminar

March 18     Keith Prufer (Department of Anthropology): Linking Prehistoric Populations in Central and South America

March 25     Anthony Gargano (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences): Potential Applications of Halogen Geochemistry in Reconstructing Paleoenvironments and the Emergence of Life

April 1          Gregor Hamilton (Department of Biology): Impacts of River Modifications on Food Webs—Lessons from Collections in Australia and the American Southwest

April 8          Clarissa Teixeira (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil): Trophic Ecology of Small Delphinids from the Brazilian Coast

April 15        Adolfo Gil (Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology, San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina): TBA

April 22        James Witts (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences): Paleoecology and Cretaceous-Paleogene paleoenvironmental change using stable isotope data from extinct fossil cephalopods

April 29        Vishwa Patel (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences): The transfer of terrestrially derived carbon and hydrogen to aquatic invertebrates