SRL/JEDI Seminars

Soft Rock Lunch (SRL) and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) seminars are hosted virtually via Zoom and are held on Mondays at 12:10 p.m. The Zoom link for each individual seminar will be sent out in the weekly seminar announcement. If you do not receive these announcements and would like to join us for our virtual seminar, please contact Crystal Ng at

Spring 2021 Schedule
    *indicates JEDI Talk

Date Name Talk Title
January 25 Group Discussion/Debrief (Crystal Ng, Maddy Nyblade) Key takeways/thoughts/feedback from JEDI talks last semester + sign up for this semester talks
February 1 Adam Heathcote, Science Museum of Minnesota Lakes as sentinels of global change
*February 8 José Constantine, Williams College A Role for the Earth Sciences in Environmental Justice
February 15 cancelled  
*February 22 Grace Bulltail, University of Wisconsin-Madison Natural Resource Management, Capacity Building, and Equity in Indigenous Communities
March 1 Max van Wyk de Vries, ESci Grad Student Limnology and sediment dynamics of Lago Argentino, the world's largest ice-contact lake
March 8 no seminar  
*March 15 Lydia Jennings, University of Arizona Reclaiming Mining Approaches in Southern Arizona: Considering Science and Policy Aspects that Build Resiliency
March 22 Leah Nelson, ESci Grad Student TBD
March 29 Seonkyoo Yoon, ESCI post-doc (Kang lab)
Predicting reactive transport in rough fracture flows +
April 5 no seminar - Spring Break  
April 12 David Fox, ESCI faculty The shape of things to come: Rodent dental ecometrics, climate, and topography
April 19 Leila Saberi, ESci Grad Student Evaluating the Hydrochemical Respons of Tropical Glacierized Watersheds to Climate Change
*April 26 Jennifer McDonald and Tony Runkel, Minnesota Geological Survey Tribal Relations with the MGS
May 3 Xinyang Chen, ESCI post-doc (Zheng lab) A novel proxy for silicate weathering: investigating K isotope fractionation during cation exchange between clay and fluids



Start date
Monday, April 19, 2021, 12:10 p.m.
End date
Monday, May 24, 2021, 12:10 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom.

Leila Saberi, PhD student
Evaluating the Hydrochemical Response of Tropical Glacierized Watersheds to Climate Change