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Distinguished Lecturer Series (2011-2012)

 Lecture Locations:

Fall Semester, Bahen Centre, 40 St. George St., Toronto, Rm 1130;
Spring Semester, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St., Toronto, Rm 2117
University of Toronto at Mississauga, Feb. 14, 2012, 3:30 P.M. CCT Bldg, Rm CC3150;
Scarborough College, March 20, 2012, 12:00 Noon, Rm AA160

CGCS Lecture Schedule


Place & Time



Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 

Bahen Centre, BA1130, 3:30 p.m.

Ralph Keeling 
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, CA    

Atmospheric Perspectives on the Global Carbon Cycle

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1130, 3:30 p.m.

Peter deMenocal
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Tropical Oceans Rock the Cradle of Humanity

Oct. 11, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1130 , 3:30 p.m.

Sarah Finkelstein University of Toronto

Assessing Biosphere-Carbon-Climate Feedbacks Using Paleoecological Records from Northern Peatlands

Oct. 25, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1130, 3:30 p.m.

Graeme Stephens
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A Very Cloudy View of Climate


Tuesday, Nov.15, 2011

Bahen Centre, BA1130, 3:30 p.m.

Mark Pagani
Yale University

Methane Hydrates and the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: All Good Things
Come to an End

Nov. 29, 2011    
 Bahen Centre, BA1130, 3:30 p.m. George Boer
Environment Canada
Dreams of Decadal Prediction
Dec. 9, 2011
Earth Science Centre, B142, 3:00 p.m.  Terry Chapin
University of Alaska
Sustaining Arctic Ecosystems and
Cultures in a Rapidly Changing World

Jan 10, 2012

Sidney Smith,SS2117, 3:30 p.m.

Daniel Pennock
Univ. of Saskatchewan

A Question of Boundaries:  Is Soil Erosion a Carbon Source or Sink?        

Jan. 24, 2012

Sidney Smith,SS2117, 3:30 p.m. Bess Ward
Princeton University
Microbial Diversity and Ecosystem Function:  Will Climate Change Matter to Microbes?

Feb. 14, 2012

Sidney Smith,SS2117, 3:30 p.m.
Christian Schoof
University of British Columbia    

Rates of Deglaciation: How Melting Drives Ice Sheet Flows   

Feb. 14, 2012

University of Toronto,  Mississauga,
CCT Bldg,  Rm CC3150,  3:30 p.m.

Stephen Long
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    

Food, Feed, and Fuel from Crops under Global Atmospheric Change: Can We Have it All?

Feb. 28,  2012

Sidney Smith,SS2117, 3:30 p.m.

Natalie Mahowald
Cornell University

Aerosol Impacts on Climate and Biogeochemistry    

 Mar. 13, 2012

Sidney Smith,SS2117, 3:30 p.m.

Glen MacDonald
Univ. of California at Los Angeles    

But, It's a Dry Heat...: Climate Warming, the Oceans, and Drought in Southwestern North America

Mar. 20, 2012

University of Toronto, Scarborough, Rm AA160, 12:00 noon

Jason Knouft
St. Louis University

Climate Change, Hydrology, and Aquatic Biodiversity                                

Mar. 27, 2012    
Sidney Smith,SS2117, 3:30 p.m.     Rainer Volkamer
University of Colorado, Boulder    
Oceans, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Climate: Novel Processes at the Air-Sea Interface
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