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Meetings and Presentations

National Meetings 

Madoff, R.D. and Putkonen, J., 2014, The effect of past climate change on regolith erosion rates for the past 100 ka in the eastern Sierra Nevada, CA, USA: EP21C-3546; AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 19-22. (Poster)

Madoff, R.D., and Putkonen, J., 2013, Annual sediment transport and landform degradation of Mono Basin and Tahoe moraines in the                eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 45, no. 7. (Poster)

Morgan, D.J. and Putkonen, J., 2012, Moraine degradation rates quantified with cosmogenic BE-10 from soil profiles in Bloody Canyon, CA: GSA Abstracts with Programs,  v. 44, no. 7, p.461 (oral)

Putkonen, J., Madoff, R.D., and Morgan, D.J., 2012, Do landforms degrade, what evidence do we have?: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 44,  no. 5, p. 461. (oral)

Madoff, R.D. and Putkonen, J., 2011, Landform degradation in high resolution: using terrestrial LiDAR to measure erosion rates of moraines in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 5, p. 248. (see poster PDF below)

Putkonen, J., Madoff, R.D., Giusti, C., Grady, C., Miller, M., 2011, Degradation of regolith surfaces in the annual  and 100 kyr time scales, Mono Basin, CA: GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. 43, no. 5, p. 510 (oral)


Local Meetings

Madoff, R.D., 2015, The effect of past climates on regolith erosion rates for the past 100 kyrs in the eastern Sierra Nevada, CA, USA, The School of Graduate Studies Scholarly Forum 2015, University of North Dakota. (Oral)

Madoff, R.D., 2014, A legacy of past climate change on today's landforms, The School of Graduate Studies Scholarly Forum 2014, University of North Dakota, p. 10. (oral)

Madoff, R.D. and Putkonen, J., 2012, Sediment, ice, water, and time: high resolution records of landscape evolution in the eastern Sierra                    Nevada  Mountains, ND EPSCoR 2012 Conference, Grand Forks, ND, p. 44. (poster)

Madoff, R.D. and Putkonen, J., 2011, Degradation of glacial moraines in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains: using laser scanning to model     hillslope erosion rates, The Graduate School Scholarly Forum 10th Anniversary, University of North Dakota, p. 72. (poster)

Madoff, R.D., Bibby, T., Miller, M., Putkonen, J., 2010, Hillslope evolution quantified with digital laser scanning in eastern Sierra Nevada, CA, Poster Session Program, ND EPSCoR 2010 Conference, Grand Forks, ND, p. 54. (poster)


  • Drilling, Sampling, and Imaging the Deep Critical Zone,” Workshop, PI’s Clifford Riebe and John Chorover, Denver, CO, 10/2013. Click to learn more about the report that was generated from that meeting. [Funding support for attendance provided to Risa Madoff] 
  • UNAVCO Community Workshop: Charting the Future of Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) in the Earth Sciences and Related Fields; Oct. 17-19, 2011, Boulder, CO: Organized by UNAVCO through funding from the National Science Foundation. Click to learn more.  [Funding support for travel and attendance provided to Risa Madoff]
  • Shortcourse: New Tools in Process-Based Analysis of Lidar Topographic Data; June 1-2, 2010, Boulder, CO (UCAR)
    Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics and Instrumentation and Facilities programs and the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM). Click to learn more. [Funding support for attendance provided to Risa Madoff] 
UND Atmospheric Sciences Dept. Weekly Seminar, Risa Madoff, "Climate Driven Erosion for the past 100 kyrs, eastern  Sierra Nevada,”  10/2/2014
UND Geography Dept. Lecture Series: Forum for Contemporary Geographic Issues, Jaakko Putkonen, "Soil Erosion in Extreme Environments,"  Jan. 29, 2014
University of Minnesota-Duluth Dept. of Geological Sciences Seminar, Jaakko Putkonen, "Landform Erosion: Geologically Important or Not?", Oct. 25, 2012 
UND-HHSGGE LEEPS Lecture, Jaakko Putkonen, "Landform Erosion: Geologically Important or Not?", Oct. 19, 2012
UND-HHSGGE Arthur Gray Leonard Day Student Presentation, Risa Madoff, “Hillslope degradation: what is it, how can we know it, and why does it matter?"              (oral), Oct. 12, 2012
Risa Madoff,
Apr 21, 2012, 3:06 PM