Current Research in EEPS Seminar: Mathieu Lapotre - Harvard University Abstract Title: Paleoenvironmental constraints from quantitative sedimentology and geomorphology: Canyon erosion and sand-ripple formation on Mars Abstract: The geologic records of terrestrial planets in our Solar System attest to the volatility of habitability. The history of Mars, in particular, is one of dramatic change that transformed a hospitable environment into the barren land we know today. Deciphering Mars’ geologic past using data from orbiting and landed spacecraft requires using and…Find out more »
Current Research in EEPS Seminar: Markus Kleber - Oregon State University Abstract Title: Carbon oxidation state and the bioenergetics of soil organic matter decomposition Abstract: The mechanisms governing the decomposition of organic matter are of continued interest to the scientific community. Historically, some forms of organic matter have been assumed to possess the property of “intrinsic resistance” to decomposition, and this property has frequently been used to explain the slow decomposition of such compounds. I will introduce a number of…Find out more »
For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot. From there, walk east to the department. The google map below shows exactly where our building is.