Event Date: Thursday, December 6
Event Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Shelby Auditorium

Seminars set up by University Programs faculty cover a variety of topics throughout the year. Students on and off campus are invited to attend to learn more about what is happening in the marine science community. Topics include oysters, restoration, hypoxia, and more. The majority of seminars are streamed live and archived to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab YouTube channel.

Talk: Submarine Landslides on the Mississippi River Delta Front:  The First Regional Study since Jimmy Carter was President

Host: Dr. Kelly Dorgan

Dr. Sam Bentley is a professor in the LSU Department of Geology and Geophysics, and Associate Dean for Research in the LSU College of Science.  He holds the Harrison Chair in Sedimentary Geology, and is a fellow in LSU Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), LSU’s largest and oldest interdisciplinary science research unit.  Dr. Bentley earned his PhD in coastal oceanography from SUNY Stony Brook in 1998, and has held faculty positions at LSU, in the Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Department, and presently in Geology and Geophysics.  He also spent five years at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), where he held the position of Canada Research Chair in Seabed Processes.  Dr. Bentley has been studying muddy coastal/deltaic/continental margin sediment dynamics and stratigraphy since 1985, and the Mississippi River Delta since 1998.  His research focuses on use of radionuclide geochronology and core analysis to better understand sediment dispersal patterns and seabed morphodynamics. 

Associate Dean for Research, College of Science
Professor and Billy and Ann Harrison Chair in Sedimentary Geology
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Louisiana State University

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