12:15 pmRegistration

12:30 pm

Opening Remarks
Dr. Richard Rush, President CSU Channel Islands
Dr. Christopher Wheeler, Geology Program CSU Channel Islands

12:50 pmOverview of Global Warming Events and Causes in Earth's Past
David Bottjer, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Earth Sciences,
University of Southern California (USC)
1:15 pmThe Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
James C. Zachos, Ph.D.
Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department,
University of California, Santa Cruz
2:05 pmThe Triassic-Jurassic Boundary Hothouse Event
Frank A. Corsetti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences,
University of Southern California (USC)
2:50 pmBreak
3:00 pmThe End-Permian Hothouse Event
E. Clapham, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz
3:50 pmUse of Past Large Igneous Province Events
to Suggest Trends in the Current Global Warming Event

David L. Kidder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University