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Events and Seminars

Apr 12 Mon 12:10pm

SRL/JEDI Seminars

Virtual via Zoom.

David Fox, Professor in ESci
The shape of things to come: Rodent dental ecometrics, climate, and topography

Apr 14 Wed 12:00pm

CSE's Curiosity Drives Progess Lecture Series: Giants of Earth and Space

Via Zoom.  Register HERE.

The Star in our Backyard: The Science Behind Solar Storms - Lindsay Glesener, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Peering Through a Microscope at Gigantic Dinosaurs - Peter Makovicky, Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences


Apr 14 Wed 12:10pm

HRL/JEDI Seminars

Virtual via Zoom.

Zhao Zhu, PhD Candidate, Bezada Lab
Attenuation and velocity investigation of Wyoming

Apr 15 Thu 4:00pm

Department Seminar Series

Virtual via Zoom.

Dr. Anjali Fernandes, Denison College, Department of Geosciences
Backwater Controls on the Kinematics and Sedimentary Records of Large Rivers and Deltas

Apr 16 Fri 9:00am

Recent News

photo of the 2019 student research symposium

2021 Student Symposium Best Talk & Best Poster Winners

April 8, 2021
Congratulations to the winners for Best Talk and Best Poster at the 2021 Student Research Symposium.
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Marc Hirschmann - Carbon and Life

April 7, 2021
How did Earth get just the right amount of carbon to sustain life? New studies by UMN Earth Sciences professor Marc Hirschmann and colleagues provide new pieces to this puzzle by showing carbon must
Grad student Evan Whiting with binoculars in Florida

Evan Whiting - Bell Museum Award

March 30, 2021
Congratulations to PhD candidate, Evan Whiting, for receiving the Bell Museum's Natural History Award.
photo of Prof Emeritus Roger LeB Hooke

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Roger LeB Hooke, 1939-2021

March 26, 2021
It is with great sadness to note the passing of Roger Hooke, a faculty member in geomorphology and glaciology in our department from 1965 until his retirement in 1998.
photo of grad student Max van Wyk de Vries

Max van Wyk de Vries AGU Award

March 26, 2021
PhD student Max Van Wyk De Vries (advisors: Andy Wickert, Emi Ito) has been recognized by the American Geophysical Union as a top student presenter at the 2020 Fall Meeting.
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Peter Kang, UMN McKnight Land-Grant Professorship

March 26, 2021
Congratulations to Peter Kang on being awarded a UMN McKnight Land-Grant Professorship.

Featured Research

Summer intern collecting water samples from a lake
Photo credit
Alex Waheed

Kawe Gidaa-naanaagadawendaamin Manoomin

Launched in January 2018, Kawe Gidaa-naanaagadawendaamin Manoomin (First We Must Consider Manoomin/Psin) is a collaboration among tribes, intertribal treaty organizations, and University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students, that prioritizes tribal views on the cultural significance and ecology of Manoomin / Psiη (Wild Rice), and the policies related to it.

Manoomin/psiη (wild rice) is a sacred plant for Native peoples throughout the Great Lakes region. Unfortunately, Manoomin has been declining due to multiple environmental stressors. Native people who have lived with manoomin / psiη for generations understand this intimately, but tribal views, concerns, and treaty rights have not been adequately incorporated into natural resources policies. Protecting tribal resource sovereignty demands a culturally responsible, whole ecosystem approach to environmental stewardship.

(photo: Summer intern from University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh, Trinaty Calwell, collecting water samples.)