Geology Lecture Series

Posted by OCVA / November 14, 2014

Coastal Erosion & Flooding in Oregon—A Link to Changing Climate by Dr. Jonathan Allan (Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries-DOGAMI). 

Dr. Allan earned his BS, MS & PhD degrees from University of Canterbury, New Zealand.  He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University where he worked with Paul Komar.  He is currently employed as a coastal geomorphologist in the Newport field office of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI).  He has presented at a number of international meetings with a focus on coastal issues and has been published in a variety of scientific journals including Shore and Beach, Journal of Coastal Research, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Eos: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union and DOGAMI publications.  Several local groups including Washed Ashore, Surfriders, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Coos Watershed and Oregon Shores/Coast Watch will be in the lobby starting at 6:00 pm and after the talk. 

Additional talks scheduled in the series this year include:
January 17, 2015 (special time: 2:00 pm): Dr. Patrick Fulton (UC Santa Cruz) – 10th annual Cascadia Anniversary earthquake talk;
March 7 2015: Dave Jewitt (UCLA)  with “Death from Space”;
April 18, 2015: Dr. Joel Pederson (Utah State University) on “New Approaches for Dating Rock Art, Addressing a Hot Archaeological Debate with Cool Geology”
May 16, 2015: Dr. David Montgomery (UW) with “The Rocks Don’t Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood”.  

All lectures in the series are FREE and open to the public and take place in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts located on the Southwestern Oregon Community College Campus (SWOCC) at 7pm unless otherwise noted. For additional information contact Ron Metzger at 541-888-7216.

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