Patrick C. McGuire 

Honors and Fellowships:
Top-three contestant, Weather Game (weather prediction contest), University of Reading, Department of Meteorology: Autumn term 2021, 2nd place; Spring term 2022, 2nd place; Autumn term 2022, 3rd place; Spring term 2023, 2nd place; Autumn term 2023, 1st place in staff category; Spring term 2024, 1st place in staff category.
Outstanding Young Alumni Award, University High School, Normal, Illinois, 2012.
NASA Tech Brief Award for the New Technology Report (NTR): "Using CTX image features to predict HiRISE-equivalent rock density", with Navid Serrano, David Mayer, Raymond Arvidson, Andres Huertas, 2010.
NASA/JPL New Technology Report (NTR) Software Award for "Using CTX image features to predict HiRISE-equivalent rock density", with Navid Serrano, David Mayer, Raymond Arvidson, Andres Huertas, 2009.
Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2008-2010.
Robert M. Walker Fellowship in Experimental Space Science, 2005-2008.
Ramon y Cajal Fellowship (in Spain), 2002-2005.
U.S. Department of Education/ NSF Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 1989-1992.
B.A. with Honors in Physics, 1989.
University of Chicago Little Red Schoolhouse Editing Champion, 1989.
National Merit Scholarship, 1985-1989.
Valedictorian, University High School, Normal, Illinois, 1985.
Bausch & Lomb Science Citizenship Award, University High School, Normal, Illinois, 1985.
Thomas M. Barger Physics Award, University High School, Normal, Illinois, 1985.
Fourth Place, Illinois ICTM Mathematics Competition, Pre-Calculus, 1985.
Member of Illinois State-Champion Team (from University High School) in the "Eco-Meet" Ecology Competition, 1983.
Third Place, Illinois ICTM Mathematics Competition, Geometry, 1982.

Professional Society Membership & Professional Club Membership:
European Geophysical Union (2020, and since 2024)
International Soil Modeling Consortium (since 2021)
Europlanet Society (since 2020)
University of Reading Data Science Club (2020-2021)
West Virginia University Energy Club (2012-2013)
American Geophysical Union (since 2005)
American Physical Society (since 1989):
            Division of Astrophysics (1991-2018);
            Division of Computational Physics (2000-2018);
            Four Corners Section (2000-2018);
            Forum on International Physics (2000-2018)
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (since 2000)
European Astrobiology Network Association (2004-2005)
The Planetary Society (2003-2004)
American Astronomical Society (1999-2002)
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (2000-2001)

Committee and Professional Service:
Mentor to Dionisa Joseph Mattam (volunteer intern from Nellika Ltd., Reading), 2023-2024.
Co-organizer, Departmental Research Away-Day, Dept. of Meteorology, U. of Reading, 2023-2024.
Advisor for a project on "Machine learning model to predict wildfire burned area" by Nikita Agrawal (Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Chicago), which was awarded a 3rd place grand award in the Earth and Environmental Science category at the 2023 Regeneron International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) (held in Dallas), 2023.
Reviewer: French National Research Agency (ANR), 2023.
Reviewer: Independent Research Fund Denmark, 2022.
Co-advisor (with J. Amezcua Espinosa) for undergraduate dissertation project by B. Hyland on “Martian dust storms”, Dept. of Meteorology, U. of Reading, 2021-2022.
Member of the organizing team for the NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School, (online) UK, 2021.
Soil Parameter Model Intercomparison Project (SP-MIP), 2021-.
NCAS Environmental Sustainability Group, 2021-2023.
Scientist/Engineer: Joint Land Modelling Programme (JLMP), 2018-.
Reviewer, NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP), Earth Science Panels and Planetary Science Panels, 2010-.
Referee: Geoscientific Model Development (GMD), 2022-.
Referee, Water, 2019-.
Referee, Atmosphere, 2019-.
Referee, Applied Sciences, 2019-.
Referee, Sensors, 2019-.
Referee, Nature Geoscience, 2018-.
Referee, Remote Sensing, 2018-.
Referee, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2018-.
Referee, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS), 2017-.
Microblogger, 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (#MetSoc2016), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 2016.
Principal Organizer, 'Internal GeoSymposium', Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, 2015-2016.
Assistant Organizer, Seminars and Colloquia, Institute of Geological Sciences & Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing Group, Freie Universität Berlin, 2013-2016.
Principal Organizer, 'The Afternoon Balloons' seminar series, Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, 2014-2015.
Referee, Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, 2013-.
Referee, ISRN Geology, 2012-.
Editorial Board Member and Referee, The Scientific World Journal (Geology area), 2012-.
Referee, Geological Society, London (GSL) Special Publication on 'Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Solar System', 2013.
Referee, Science of the Total Environment, 2010-.
Referee, Planetary and Space Science, 2010-.
Assistant Organizer, Colloquia, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 2009-2010.
Referee, First IEEE GRSS Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing (WHISPERS), 2009.
Referee, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Journals, 2007-.
Referee, Astrobiology, 2007-.
Assistant Organizer, Colloquia, Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006-2008.
Phoenix Mars Lander Landing-site Working Group, 2006-2007.
Seminars and Colloquia Committee, Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, 2004-2005.
Co-creator, administrator, and frequent contributor: cabsci astrobiology newsgroup at the Centro de Astrobiologia, 2003-2010.
Referee, Medical Science Monitor, 2004.
Feria Madrid por la Ciencia Committee, Mars exhibit (Redrover, 3D Mars Images & Cyborg Astrobiologist), Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, 2004.
Feria Madrid por la Ciencia Committee, Redrover exhibit, Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid, 2003.
Planetary Society "Red Rover Goes to Mars" Project, 2002-2004.
Mission Team for the Leonid Meteor-Observing Campaign aboard the November 2002 NASA Transatlantic airplane, 2002-2004.
Principal Organizer, Adaptive Optics Summer Seminar Series, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 1999.
Referee, Physical Review journals, 1998-.
Lasers in Navigable Airspace Working Group, 1997-1999.
Graduate Committee, University of Arizona Physics Department, 1991-1993.

Research Experience/Interests:
Climate Science and/or Energy Science:
            Land-surface processes and climate;
            Methane- & CO2-Hydrates on Mars and their effect on Martian climate;
            Modeling of the Injection of CO2 and N2 gas into deposits of Methane Hydrates with the Sequestration of CO2 and the Production of CH4;
            2D Modeling of the Formation of Methane Hydrate and the Stability of Methane Hydrate to Global Warming;
            Modelling the Carbon Cycle;
            Remote Sensing of the Current and Ancient Climate of Mars;
Planetary Science; Observational Astronomy; Experimental Astrophysics:
            Mars, Remote Sensing, Image Mosaicking, Dodging & Burning, Color Balancing of Images, IR Spectroscopy and Mineralogy, Radiative Transfer for Planetary Imaging & Spectrometry, Light-Propagation through Atmospheres;
            Methane- & CO2-Hydrates on Mars and their effect on martian climate;
            Astrobiology, Computer Vision & Robotics for Planetary Exploration;
            Geophysics, Comparative Planetology, Subsurface RADAR imaging, Magnetometry;
            Extra-Solar Planet Searches, Brown Dwarf Searches;
            Telescope Instrumentation, Adaptive Optics, Nulling Interferometry;
            Dark Matter Searches; Non-Accelerator CHAMP, SIMP, WIMP Searches, Cowan Effect;
            Neutrino Astrophysics, the Neutrino Mass Problem;
Computer Science & Engineering; Neural Networks & Complex Systems:
            High Performance Computing;
            Color Image Mosaicking for Planetary Exploration, using Dodging or Histogram Matching
            Computer Vision with Real-time Image-processing for Astrobiology;
                for Robotics Research, and for Commercial Applications;
            Short-Term Linear and Neural Network Prediction of Atmospheric Turbulence for Astronomical Adaptive Optics;
            Neural Network & Support Vector Machine Classification of Galaxy Types;
            Multivariate Analysis with Neural Networks & Support Vector Machines;
            Short-Term Prediction of Stock-Market Prices Using Chaos Theory, Neural
                Networks, Pattern-Matching, and Wavelet Transforms;
            Development of a Dynamical Recurrent Neural Network Model of "Creativity";

Remote Research Experience:
Led the April 2013 mission of the Cyborg Astrobiologist (with Richard Smosna, Kathy Bruner, Alexandra Bonnici et al.) outside of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Supported the February 2009 mission of the Cyborg Astrobiologist (with Lorenz Wendt, Christoph Gross, Sebastian Walter, Bernard Foing, Alexandra Bonnici et al.) at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

Supported the organization of the September 2005 mission to the Rio Tinto by the Pathfinder Program in Environmental Sustainability (Washington University in St. Louis).

Supported Jens Ormö in his magnetometry field studies (2005 and 2010) near Sirente, in central Italy, of a putative field of craters caused by meteors.

Conducted the first "geological" field-tests of the Cyborg Astrobiologist computer-vision algorithm-development system in Rivas Vaciamadrid with geologists Jens Ormö and Enrique Diaz Martinez in March 2004 and June 2004. Further Field Studies in Guadalajara in December 2004, January 2005, and February 2005.

Developed and flew with a near-infrared spectrometer for the airplane-borne NASA Leonids Mission, flown in November 2002.

Participated in the 6.5 meter MMT Prime Focus first light in November 1999.

Participated in the December 1997, January 1998, February 1998 nulling interferometer (ANI) observing runs at the MMT on Mt. Hopkins, and the February 2000 nulling interferometer (BLINC) at the 90 inch telescope on Kitt Peak.

Participated in the October 1996 adaptive optics observing run, and coordinated and participated in the February 1997, March 1997, May 1997, September 1997 adaptive optics observing runs at the MMT on Mt. Hopkins.

Participated in Travis Metcalfe's 1994 observing run at the 61 inch telescope on Mt. Bigelow to study contact binary stars.

Participated in the July 1992 NASA northern balloon campaign in Lynn Lake, Manitoba, working on the IMAX experiment with researchers from U. Arizona, Caltech, Goddard Space Flight Center, NMSU, and Siegen.

Conducted a dark matter particle search on Mt. Lemmon from 1989-1993.
 

Conferences/Workshops Attended:
July 2024: NCAS Staff Conference, Blackpool, UK.
June 2024: Departmental Research Away-Day, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
May 2024: Kickoff meeting for the EXPECT (Towards an integrated capability to EXplain and PrEdiCT regional climate changes) project, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Barcelona, Spain.
May 2024: European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria.
March 2024: Retirement Symposium for Prof. Helge Ritter, CITEC, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany.
January-February 2024: Workshop on Tropical and Subtropical Wetland Ecosystems - Development of a Strategy and Methodology for Sustainable Management, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
October 2023: Climate & Finance Workshop, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
July 2023: NCAS Staff Conference, Daventry, UK.
March 2023: NCAS Long Term Science Single Centre (LTSS) workshop about "NCAS Modelling Activities" (online).
March 2023: NERC Discipline Hopping for Discovery Science Workshops on "Water, Food, and Social Organisation in the Peruvian Andes", University of Reading, Reading, UK.
December 2022: American Geophysical Union Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
November 2022: Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (online).
September 2022: HydroJULES Showcase Event, Oxford University Natural History Museum, Oxford, UK.
September 2022: JULES Annual Science Meeting 2022, Oxford, UK.
July 2022: PORCELAIN group meeting (online).
July 2022: Atmospheric Science Conference, Manchester, UK.
July 2022: NCAS Staff Conference, Manchester, UK.
June 2022: NCAS CMS away-day meeting, Reading, UK.
May 2022: PORCELAIN group meeting (online).
September 2021: Eighth NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School (online).
September 2021: JULES Annual Science Meeting 2021 (online).
July 2021: ACSIS annual meeting (online).
July 2021: SPMIP group meeting (online).
June-September 2021: Atmospheric Science Conference (online).
June 2021: VESRI/LEMONTREE meeting (online).
June 2021: LEMONTREE collaboration meeting (online).
June 2021: Land Atmosphere Interactions (AMERIFlux) workshop (online).
May 2021: Secondment to the UK Met Office (online).
May 2021: International Soil Modeling Consortium meeting (online).
April 2021: Nobel Prize Summit (online).
February 2021: CSSP Brazil meeting, UK (online).
February 2021: PORCELAIN group meeting (online).
December 2020: American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California (mostly online).
November 2020: Second Virtual UM User Workshop (online).
November 2020: PORCELAIN group meeting (online).
October 2020: CSSP China meeting, UK (online).
October 2020: IBS High-resolution Earth System Modelling, Busan, South Korea (online).
October 2020: AmeriFlux Annual Meeting (online).
September-October 2020: European Planetary Science Conference (EPSC) (online).
September 2020: CEDA JASMIN virtual event (online).
September 2020: PORCELAIN group meeting (online).
September 2020: Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP) workshop on Machine Learning for Nowcasting, UK (online).
September 2020: JULES Annual Science Meeting 2020, UK (online).
July 2020: Exoplanets 3 Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany (online).
May 2020: CSSP China meeting, UK (online).
May 2020: European Geophysical Union General Assembly (online).
April 2020: PRIMAVERA General Assembly (online).
March 2020: UK CEH + University of Reading Land Surface group meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
January 2020: PORCELAIN group meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
December 2019: Workshop on Python-to-FORTRAN (Py2F) for Machine Learning in the Atmospheric Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
November 2019: JLMP meeting, Met Office, Exeter, UK.
October 2019: PORCELAIN group meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
September 2019: Seventh NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School, Cambridge, UK.
July 2019: JULES Annual Science Meeting 2019, Edinburgh, UK.
July 2019: PORCELAIN group meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
July 2019: Atmospheric Science Conference, Manchester, UK.
July 2019: NCAS Staff Conference, Manchester, UK.
June 2019: JLMP JULES evaluation meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
May 2019: CSSP China meeting, Met Office, Exeter, UK.
March 2019: PORCELAIN group meeting, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK.
February 2019: Natural Flood Management (NFM) Science Workshops: No. 1 Modelling, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
January 2019: Met Office and NCAS CMS joint meeting, Met Office, Exeter, UK.
December 2018: American Geophysical Union Meeting, Washington, DC.
December 2018: International Soil Modeling Consortium Meeting, Washington, DC.
November 2018: LANDWISE (LAND Management in lowland catchments for Integrated flood riSk rEduction) project team meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
September 2018: JULES Training Workshop, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
September 2018: HydroJULES Meeting, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK.
September 2018: JULES Annual Science Meeting 2018, Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, UK.
June 2018: Unified Model Meeting and Land Surface Processes Meeting, Met Office, Exeter, UK.
March 2018: Humboldt Colloquium, Oxford, UK.
February 2018: NCAS Staff Conference, Manchester, UK.
December 2016: Geo.X Meeting, Berlin, Germany.
September 2016: CITEC Adaptive Systems Summer School, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany.
August 2016: 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
July 2016: German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition (GANOVEX) IX meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
July 2016: World History Association Annual Conference #25, Ghent, Belgium.
June 2016: Intersolar Europe, Munich, Germany.
June 2016: Automatica: 8th International Trade Fair for Automation and Mechatronics, Munich, Germany.
June 2016: FUB Internal GeoSymposium (FUB IGS), Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
April 2016: First General SPP Meeting on "Early Earth evolution", University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
March 2016: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas.
March 2016: Microsymposium 57: Polar Volatiles on the Moon and Mercury: Nature, Evolution and Future Exploration", The Woodlands, Texas.
February 2016: HRSC Global Image-Mosaicking and DTM-Mosaicking Task Force Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
November 2015: Geo.X Meeting, Berlin, Germany.
November 2015: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
October 2015: GeoBerlin 2015, Annual Meeting of the DGGV and DMG, Berlin, Germany.
September 2015: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Working Group IV/8 Meeting, Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
July 2015: Internationalizing Research: Strategies, Structures, and Support, Junges Wissenschaftsforum Dahlem, Berlin, Germany.
July 2015: Guest-Professor Selection Workshop, Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing Group, Department of Earth Sciences, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.
June 2015: Annual Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, Germany.
June 2015: HRSC Team Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
March 2015: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas.
March 2015: Microsymposium 56: The Crust of the Moon: Insights Into Early Planetary Processes, The Woodlands, Texas.
November 2014: HRSC Team Meeting, Hannover, Germany.
November 2014: HRSC Global Image-Mosaicking and DTM-Mosaicking Task Force Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
November 2014: Geo.X Meeting, Potsdam, Germany.
October 2014: Intergeo Conference, Berlin, Germany.
September 2014: European Planetary Science Conference (EPSC), Cascais, Portugal.
July 2014: Early Earth Workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
July 2014: Eighth International Mars Conference, Pasadena, California.
June 2014: HRSC Team Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
March 2014: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas.
March 2014: Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover ChemCam Workshop, The Woodlands, Texas.
March 2014: Microsymposium 55: Scientific Destinations for Human Exploration, The Woodlands, Texas.
February 2014: Junges Wissenschaftsforum Dahlem, Berlin, Germany.
December 2013: American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California.
November 2013: HRSC Team Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
October 2013: HRSC Global Image-Mosaicking and DTM-Mosaicking Splinter Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
October 2013: Geo.X Meeting, Berlin, Germany.
September 2013: European Planetary Science Conference (EPSC), London, United Kingdom.
August 2013: DLR/FUB HRSC Science Meeting, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
August 2013: DLR/FUB HRSC Operations Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
May 2013: 6th 'Planetary Evolution and Life' Helmholtz Alliance Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.
December 2012: American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California.
October 2012: NETL Hydrates Meeting, Morgantown, West Virginia.
November 2011: Spark Research Reception: "From Desktop to Supercomputer: Research and Computing at the University of Chicago", University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
October 2011: Alternative Energy Technologies Panel Discussion, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois.
October 2011: Conference on "New Frontiers: Shifting Trends in the Global Research Landscape and their Impact on Researchers' Career Patterns", (organized in part by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), New York, New York.
April 2011: Spark Research Reception: Making Sense of a Complex World, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
March 2011: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas.
December 2010: American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California.
October 2010: Climate Change Symposium, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
September 2010: European Planetary Science Congress, Rome, Italy.
July 2010: Engineering Projects Exhibition, University of Malta.
June 2010: Astrobiology Summer School, U.International Menendez Pelaya, Santander, Spain.
June 2010: Annual Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, Germany.
June 2010: Gordon Research Conference on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems, Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
January 2010: DOE-NETL Hydrate Program meeting, Georgia Tech, in Atlanta, Georgia.
January 2010: DOE Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.
December 2009: American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California.
November 2009: joint CRISM/HiRISE science-teams collaboration meeting, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
November 2009: Mars Polar Coordination Meeting for the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Odyssey and Mars Express Missions; National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC.
November 2009: Climate Change Symposium, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
March 2009: Public meeting of the Planetary Robotics Vision Ground Processing (ProVisG) project, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin-Adlershof, Germany.
February 2009: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
November 2008: Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Muenster, Germany.
September 2008: European Planetary Science Congress, Muenster, Germany.
May 2008: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Saint Louis, Missouri.
May 2008: HRSC/OMEGA training workshop, Saint Louis, Missouri.
April 2008: American Physical Society (APS) Meeting, Saint Louis, Missouri.
March 2008: NASA Future Forum, Saint Louis, Missouri.
March 2008: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas.
December 2007: American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California.
November 2007: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Oxnard, California.
October 2007: Second Landing Site Workshop for the 2009 Mars Science Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
July 2007: Seventh International Mars Conference, Pasadena, California.
June 2007: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
March 2007: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas.
March 2007: NASA Early Career & Grant-Writing Workshop, Houston, Texas.
February 2007: HiRISE science-team collaboration meeting (as CRISM representative), University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
January 2007: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
January 2007: Metropolitan St. Louis Grants Conference, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, and Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
December 2006: American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California.
December 2006: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California.
October 2006: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
August 2006: CRISM atmospheric-group collaboration meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
June 2006: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
June 2006: Mid-State Region Astronomical League convention, St. Louis, Missouri.
April 2006: CRISM atmospheric-group collaboration meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
March 2006: CRISM atmospheric sub-group meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
March 2006: CRISM ENVI-programming training, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
March 2006: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas.
January 2006: CRISM science-team collaboration meeting, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
January 2006: PDS geosciences meeting with HiRISE data-archiving team, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
January 2006: PDS geosciences meeting with THEMIS/JMARS data-archiving team, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
December 2005: American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, California.
November 2005: CRISM atmospheric-group collaboration meeting, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland.
September 2005: ICINCO 2005, Int'l Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Barcelona, Spain.
July 2005: Astrobiology Summer School, U.International Menendez Pelaya, Santander, Spain.
April 2005: NAI 2005 Biennial Meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Institute, Boulder, CO.
November 2004: Fourth European Workshop on Exo/Astrobiology, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
July 2004: Astrobiology Summer School (awarded a scholarship/grant to attend), "Planet Mars", U.International Menendez Pelaya, Santander, Spain.
November 2003: Third European Workshop on Exo/Astrobiology, Centro de Astrobiologia, Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.
July 2003: Astrobiology Summer School, "Search for Life on Mars", U.International Menendez Pelaya, Santander, Spain.
April 2003: Risk Management Training Workshop, Centro de Astrobiologia/INTA, Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.
January 2003: Inaugural Symposium for the Centro de Astrobiologia's new building, Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.
August 2002: International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN2002), U. Autonoma, Madrid, Spain.
July 2002: Astrobiology Summer Course, U. Complutense, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.
June 2002: Localization and Energy Transfer in Nonlinear Systems, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain.
May 2002: Astrophysics of Life Conference, STSciInst, Baltimore, Maryland.
November 2001: Project Review Workshop for SFB360: "Situated Artificial Communicators", ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
November 2001: Action Selection Workshop, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
October 2001: Opening Ceremony for the Robotics Exposition at the Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn, Germany.
September 2001: Neuroinformatik weekend retreat, Melle, Germany.
August 2001: International Cosmic Ray Conference, Hamburg, Germany.
May 2001: Robotics and Brain Research site visit, Honda Research Corporation, Offenbach, Germany.
February 2001: Leibniz Prize Ceremony, Bonn, Germany.
February 2001: Neuroinformatik weekend retreat, Melle, Germany.
October 2000-January 2001: The Sciences of Complexity Research Year: From Mathematics to Technology to a Sustainable World, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
December 2000, Complex Animal Behavior, ZiF, Bielefeld.
November 2000: DYNN'2000: International Workshop on Dynamical Neural Networks and Applications, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
November 2000: International Symposium: Adaptive Optics: From Telescopes to the Human Eye, Murcia, Spain.
November 2000: Center for Adaptive Optics Retreat, Santa Cruz, California.
October 2000: Complexity Research Year Kick-off Conference, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
September 2000: Perspectives on Adaptivity and Learning, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
August 2000: Infectious Disease Epidemiology Summer School, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
June-August 2000: Making Choices Research Year, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
July 2000: Liquid Crystal Shearing Turbulence Experiment Collaboration Meeting, Marseille, France.
July 2000: '150 years' in Quantum Many Body Theory, Manchester, England.
July 2000: Knowledge, Complexity, and Innovation Systems, Vienna, Austria.
June 2000: Reconceiving Pictorial Space, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
June 2000: Matter under Extreme Conditions, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany.
March 2000: SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology, Munich, Germany.
March 2000: Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) Adaptive Optics and Interferometry meeting, Garching, Germany.
October 1999: Four Corners Section American Physical Society (APS) Meeting, Tucson.
September 1999: Tucson Origins Workshop, Tucson.
August 1999: International Cosmic Ray Conference, Salt Lake City.
July 1999: SPIE Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology, Denver.
March 1999: Centennial American Physical Society (APS) Meeting, Atlanta.
July 1998: Laser Hazards Meeting, Society of Automotive Engineers, Seattle.
May 1998: Scientific Applications of Neural Networks Conf, Bad Honnef, Germany.
May 1998: Remote Airspace Monitoring System Workshop, Sandia Nat'l Lab.
Sept.-Oct.1997: NATO Advanced Study Institute "Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics for Astronomy", Cargese, Corsica.
December 1996: MMT Adaptive Optics Workshop, Tucson.
January 1996: Super Kamiokande Collaboration Meeting, Irvine.
December 1994: J.P.Morgan Risk Management Workshop, Manhattan.
December 1994: Finance Series Workshop, Los Alamos.
November 1994: ALEXIS (UV Astrophysics) Workshop, Los Alamos.
November 1994: High Energy Astrophysics Div. HEAD/AAS Conference, Napa Valley.
October 1994: Dark Matter Conference, Greenbelt, Maryland.
February 1994: Strategies for Dark Matter Detection Conference, Berkeley.
November 1993: IMAX collaboration meeting, GSFC.
July 1993: International Cosmic Ray Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
April 1993: Arizona Space Grant Symposium, Tempe, Arizona.
March 1993: IMAX collaboration mtg, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
September 1992: Neutrino Oscillation Workshop, Albuquerque, N.M.
April 1992: Arizona Space Grant Symposium, Tucson.
January 1992: SFI Winter School on Scaling and Geometry in Complex Sys., Tucson.
April 1991: University of Arizona Mini-Conference on Neural Oscillations, Tucson, AZ.
June 1990: Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Summer School on Complex Systems, Santa Fe.
August 1989: Risk Management Training Workshop, U. Arizona

Presentations/Talks:
June 2024: Seminar, "Running the Sheffield Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (SDGVM) for the Global Carbon Budget 2023", NCAS CMS group meeting, Reading, UK (hybrid).

May 2024: Seminar, "Quick summaries of some global-warming data & the Global Carbon Budget 2023", NCAS CMS group meeting, Reading, UK (hybrid).

May 2024: PICO presentation, "Crop modelling with AquaCrop during climate change in the Ancash region of the Peruvian Andes", European Geophysical Union, Vienna, Austria (in-person).

October 2023: Seminar, "Crop modelling & climate-change analysis for valleys in the Peruvian Andes", NCAS CMS group meeting, Reading, UK (hybrid).

December 2022: Poster presentation, "AMIP-style global soil simulations with JULES and the Unified Model: The role of soil hydraulics model, pedotransfer function, and basic soil property map", American Geophysical Union conference, Chicago, IL, USA.

November 2022: Invited seminar, "Improving the representation of soils, plants, and cities in weather & climate models", Department of Physics, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, USA.

September 2022: "AMIP-style global soil simulations with JULES and the Unified Model: The role of soil hydraulics model, pedotransfer function, and basic soil property map", JULES Annual Meeting, opening talk, Oxford, UK.

June 2022: "My current work in modelling land-surface processes", NCAS Computational Modelling Services (CMS) Away Day Meeting, Reading, UK.

June 2021: "Improving the Global Modeling of Soils in JULES and the Unified Model: Updating from UM/HWSD to SoilGrids Soil Properties and from the Brooks & Corey to the Van Genuchten Soil-hydraulics Model", Land Atmosphere Interactions (AMERIFlux) workshop, poster presentation (online).

May 2021: "Improving the Global Modeling of Soils in JULES and the Unified Model: Updating from UM/HWSD to SoilGrids Soil Properties and from the Brooks & Corey to the Van Genuchten Soil-hydraulics Model", International Soil Modeling Consortium meeting, poster presentation (online).

February 2021: "AutoAssess of the new Farquhar+Acclimation UM runs from ARCHER", PORCELAIN group meeting (online).

December 2020: "Improving the Global Modeling of Soils in JULES and the Unified Model: Updating from UM/HWSD to SoilGrids Soil Properties and from the Brooks & Corey to the Van Genuchten Soil-hydraulics Model", abstract and poster presentation for the American Geophysical Union conference, San Francisco (mostly-online).

November 2020: "Recent rainfall over Africa/Estimates", TAMSAT group meeting, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, UK (online).

November 2020: "Evaluating the Farquhar photosynthesis model with acclimation in the Unified Model on ARCHER with AutoAssess", PORCELAIN group meeting, United Kingdom (online).

September 2020: "Running the Farquhar photosynthesis model with acclimation in the Unified Model on ARCHER", PORCELAIN group meeting, United Kingdom (online).

September 2020: "Improving the Global Modeling of Soils in JULES and the Unified Model: Updating from UM/HWSD to SoilGrids Soil Properties and from the Brooks & Corey to the Van Genuchten Soil-hydraulics Model", PORCELAIN group meeting, United Kingdom (online).

September 2020: "Improving the Global Modeling of Soils in JULES and the Unified Model: Updating from UM/HWSD to SoilGrids Soil Properties and from the Brooks & Corey to the Van Genuchten Soil-hydraulics Model", JULES Annual Science Meeting, United Kingdom (online).

June 2020: "Development and evaluation of new Van Genuchten soil-properties ancillary files for JULES and the Unified Model", PORCELAIN group meeting (online).

May 2020: "Choose your own adventure in modeling land-atmosphere interactions", NCAS Computational Modeling Services Group Meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

April 2020: "Development and evaluation of new Van Genuchten soil-properties ancillary files for JULES and the Unified Model", PRIMAVERA General Assembly (online).

March 2020: "Choose your own adventure in modeling land-atmosphere interactions", NCAS Computational Modeling Services Group Meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

March 2020: "Development and evaluation of new Van Genuchten soil-properties ancillary files for JULES and the Unified Model", CEH and UofR Land-Surface Group Meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

February 2020: "Choose your own adventure in modeling land-atmosphere interactions", Lunchtime Seminar, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

January 2020: "Choose your own adventure in modeling land-atmosphere interactions", Geophysics Group, Institute of Geological Sciences, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.

November 2019: "Reports on GL7 configuration and on soil properties", JLMP meeting, Met Office, Exeter, UK.

November 2019: "Choose your own adventure in modeling land-atmosphere interactions", Environmental Science Research Division (ESRD) Seminar, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

November 2019: "Development and evaluation of new Van Genuchten soil-properties ancillary files for JULES and the Unified Model", Land Surface Processes Group Meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

August 2019: "Choose your own adventure in modeling land-atmosphere interactions", Korea Institute for Atmospheric Prediction Systems (KIAPS), Seoul, South Korea.

July 2019: "Using the CEDA JASMIN super-data-cluster for running JULES simulations and subsequent evaluation", JULES Annual Science Meeting 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

July 2019: "Development and evaluation of new Van Genuchten soil-properties ancillary files for JULES and the Unified Model", PORCELAIN group meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

July 2019: Poster Presentation, "Developing new soil-properties ancillary files for JULES", NCAS staff meeting, Manchester, UK.

June 2019: "Using the International Land Model Benchmarking (ILAMB) tool for evaluating JULES", JLMP JULES Evaluation group meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

June 2019: "Recent rainfall over Africa/Estimates", TAMSAT group meeting, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

May 2019: "Running the Sheffield Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (SDGVM)", NCAS Computational Modeling Services Group Meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

March 2019: "The development of new Van Genuchten soil-ancillary files for JULES and the UM", PORCELAIN group meeting, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK.

March 2019: "Running gridded Medlyn-enabled JULES and evaluating with ILAMB, globally and regionally", PORCELAIN group meeting, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK.

December 2018: "Simulating Global and Local Land Surface Processes with JULES on the CEDA JASMIN Super-data-cluster", American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, Washington, DC, USA.

December 2018: Colloquium, "Land/atmosphere interactions on the Earth and Mars", Department of Physics and Department of Geography, Geology & the Environment, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA.

December 2018: Lunchtime seminar, "My career, 1985-present", Department of Geography, Geology & the Environment, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA.

November 2018: Colloquium, "Land/atmosphere interactions on the Earth and Mars", Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA.

November 2018: Seminar, "JULES", National Centre for Atmosheric Science (NCAS) - Climate weekly meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

November 2018: "JULES global modeling and benchmarking with ILAMB", Land Surface Processes Group Meeting, Reading, UK.

September 2018: "FLUXNET/JULES Multiple Sites suite and practical exercises", JULES Training Workshop, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

September 2018: "Simulating Global and Local Land Surface Processes with JULES on the CEDA JASMIN Super-data-cluster", annual JULES meeting, Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, UK.

May 2018: "Simulating Global and Local Land Surface Processes with JULES on the CEDA JASMIN Super-data-cluster", NCAS Computational Modeling Services Group Meeting, University of Reading, Reading, UK.

February 2018: "Simulating Global and Local Land Surface Processes with JULES on the CEDA JASMIN Super-data-cluster", Land Surface Processes Group Meeting, Reading, UK.

February 2018: Poster Presentation: "Simulating Global and Local Land Surface Processes with JULES on the CEDA JASMIN Super-data-cluster", NCAS Staff Conference, Manchester, UK.

September 2016: Poster Presentation: "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Teaching Computers to Find Uncommon or Novel Areas of Geological Scenery in Real-time", CITEC Adaptive Systems Summer School, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

May 2016: "The Odyssey of Don AstrobioQuixote and The Cyborg Astrobiologist: From the Earth to Mars to Pluto and Beyond", Ph.D. Seminar, Institute of Geological Sciences, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

March 2016: Poster Presentation: "True- and False-Color HRSC+OMEGA Image Mosaics of Mars", LPSCXLVII, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas.

March 2016: "Choose Your Own Mars-Exploration Adventure (primary adventure chosen)='Mapping Minerals on Mars with OMEGA and CRISM' ", Ph.D. Seminar, Institute of Geological Sciences, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

September 2015 (given by J.-P. Muller on my behalf): Poster Presentation, "Improvements to Color HRSC+OMEGA Image Mosaics of Mars", European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC), Nantes, France.

September 2015: Poster Presentation, "Improvements to Color HRSC+OMEGA Image Mosaics of Mars", International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Working Group IV/8 Meeting, Technical University Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

February 2015: "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Image Compression for Geological Mapping and Novelty Detection", University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

December 2014: brown-bag seminar, "Choose Your Own Mars-Exploration Adventure: (primary adventure chosen)='The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Image Compression for Geological Mapping and Novelty Detection' ", Department of Geography and Geology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

September 2014: Poster Presentation: "Global Hybrid HRSC+OMEGA Image Mosaics of Mars", European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC), Cascais, Portugal.

July 2014: Poster Presentation, "Global HRSC Image Mosaics of Mars: Dodging for High-Pass Filtering, Combined with Low-Pass-Filtered OMEGA Mosaic", Eighth International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, California.

June 2014: "Choose Your Own Mars-Exploration Adventure (primary adventure chosen)='Mapping Minerals on Mars with OMEGA and CRISM", Mineralogy and Petrology group meeting, Institute of Geological Sciences, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

June 2014: "Report on HRSC Image Mosaicking", HRSC Team Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.

May 2014: "Choose Your Own Mars-Exploration Adventure (primary adventure chosen)='The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Image Compression for Geological Mapping and Novelty Detection' ", Ph.D. Seminar, Institute of Geological Sciences, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

March 2014: guest lecture, "Choose Your Own Mars-Exploration Adventure: (primary adventure chosen)='Mapping Minerals on Mars with OMEGA and CRISM: Atmospheric, Thermal, and Photometric Correction for MRDR Map Tiles and Comparison to OMEGA' ", course on Petrology, Department of Geography and Geology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

March 2014: brown-bag seminar, "Choose Your Own Mars-Exploration Adventure: (primary adventure chosen)='The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Image Compression for Geological Mapping and Novelty Detection' ", Department of Geography and Geology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

March 2014: guest lecture, "Choose Your Own Mars-Exploration Adventure: (primary adventure chosen)='Towards Automatic/Global Mosaicking of MEx/HRSC Color Images of Mars' ", course on Planetary Science, Department of Geography and Geology, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

March 2014: Poster presentation, "Towards Automatic/Global Mosaicking of MEx/HRSC Color Images", Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, Texas.

November 2013: "Towards Automatic/Global Mosaicking of MEx/HRSC Color Images", HRSC Team Meeting, DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.

September 2013: "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Image Compression for Geological Mapping and Novelty Detection", European Planetary Science Conference (EPSC), London, United Kingdom.

September 2013: (for T. Platz) "Satellite cones and vents at Tharsis Tholus, Mars", European Planetary Science Conference (EPSC), London, United Kingdom.

August 2013: "Towards Automatic/Global Mosaicking of MEx/HRSC Color Images", DLR/Adlershof, Berlin, Germany.

December 2012: "Natural Gas Hydrates: Modeling Gas Production and CO2 Sequestration at the Ignik Sikumi site on the North Slope of Alaska", Free University, Berlin, Germany.

December 2012: "Natural Gas Hydrates: Modeling Gas Production and CO2 Sequestration at the Ignik Sikumi site on the North Slope of Alaska", Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany.

December 2012: "Natural Gas Hydrates: Modeling Gas Production and CO2 Sequestration at the Ignik Sikumi site on the North Slope of Alaska", University of Bremen, MARUM, Bremen, Germany.

December 2012: "Natural Gas Hydrates: Modeling Gas Production and CO2 Sequestration at the Ignik Sikumi site on the North Slope of Alaska", GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.

December 2012: "Natural Gas Hydrates: Modeling Gas Production and CO2 Sequestration at the Ignik Sikumi site on the North Slope of Alaska", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.

October 2012: Guest Lecturer on homework problems related to departure functions for Brian Anderson's Thermodynamics course, Department of Chemical Engineering, West Virginia University.

September 2012: "Why Study Physics?", Physics and Chemistry classes, University High School, Normal, Illinois.

September 2012: "Mars and Earth: The Cyborg Astrobiologist, CRISM and Gas Hydrates", acceptance speech for the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, University High School, Normal, Illinois.

September 2011: "Modeling the impact of global warming on methane hydrates underneath the seafloor: Arctic Ocean scenario", Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany.

April 2011: Invited Noon Balloon, "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Compressing Images for the Matching of Prior Textures and for the Detection of Novel Textures", Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

April 2011: Invited colloquium, "Modeling the impact of global warming on methane hydrates underneath the seafloor", Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

February 2011: Invited seminar, "Modeling the impact of global warming on methane hydrates underneath the seafloor", Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

January 2011: Invited seminar, "Modeling the impact of global warming on methane hydrates underneath the seafloor", Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

December 2010: Contributed talk, "Simulating the response of ocean sediment methane hydrates to climate change", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.

November 2010: Invited colloquium, "Modeling the impact of global warming on methane hydrates underneath the seafloor", Department of Physics, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.

September 2010: Contributed Talk: "Mapping Minerals on Mars with CRISM: Atmospheric, Thermal, and Photometric Correction for MRDR Map Tiles and Comparison to OMEGA", European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC), Rome, Italy.

September 2010: Contributed Talk: "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Compressing Images for the Matching of Prior Textures and for the Detection of Novel Textures", European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC), Rome, Italy.

September 2010: Invited seminar, "Developing a 2-D Model of Continental Margin Sedimentation and Methane Hydrate Formation", Geophysics Group, Institute of Geological Sciences, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.

September 2010: Invited seminar, "Developing a 2-D Model of Continental Margin Sedimentation and Methane Hydrate Formation", Methane Hydrates Group meeting, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany.

July 2010: Invited Talk, "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Teaching computers to find uncommon or novel areas of geological scenery in real-time", Systems and Control Engineering Dept., University of Malta.

May 2010: "Asian Monsoon Failure and Megadrought during the Last Millenium", Climate Journal Club, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

April 2010: Guest Lecturer on "Feedbacks (Water Vapor and Ice Albedo)" for David Archer's common-core course on "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast", Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago.

March 2010: Invited Noon Balloon seminar, "Developing a 2-D Model of Continental Margin Sedimentation and Methane Hydrate Formation", Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

January 2010: Poster presentation, "Further improvements to a century-timescale simulation of the response of ocean sediment methane hydrates to climate change", DOE-NETL Hydrate Program meeting, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia.

December 2009: Poster presentation, "Further improvements to a century-timescale simulation of the response of ocean sediment methane hydrates to climate change", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.

June 2009: "Climate Change and the Collapse of the Mayan Civilization in the Southern Lowlands of the Yucatan Peninisula (circa 800 AD)", Climate Journal Club, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

February 2009: Invited Seminar, "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Teaching Computers to Find Uncommon or Novel Areas of Geological Scenery in Real-time", Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence (CITEC), University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

February 2009: "CRISM MRDR Lambert albedos: Gas-bands and Aerosols", CRISM Science Team Meeting, Laurel, Maryland.

November 2008: Invited Seminar, "Gathering the evidence for reconstructing Martian climate and paleoclimate: the detection and mapping of hydrated minerals and ices on Mars", Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Muenster, Germany.

November 2008: Invited Poster Presentation, "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Teaching Computers to Find Uncommon or Novel Areas of Geological Scenery in Real-time", Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Muenster, Germany.

November 2008: "Mapping and Detecting Ice and Hydrated Minerals with CRISM, and Novelty Detection with the Cyborg Astrobiologist", DLR, Berlin, Germany.

September 2008: Invited Seminar, "Gathering the evidence for reconstructing Martian climate and paleoclimate: the detection and mapping of hydrated minerals and ices on Mars", Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Illinois.

May 2008: "CRISM MRDR Lambert albedos: Gas-bands and Aerosols", CRISM Science Team Meeting, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri.

January 2008: Invited Colloquium, "Mars Exploration for physicists", Department of Physics, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

December 2007: "CRISM Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos for Multispectral Mapping of Mars with DISORT-based Radiative Transfer Modeling: Phase 1 -- Using Historical Climatology for Temperatures, Aerosol Optical Depths, and Atmospheric Pressures", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, poster presentation, San Francisco, California.

October 2007: Invited Colloquium, "Mars Exploration for physicists", Department of Physics, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

October 2007: "Mars Exploration for physicists", seminar for graduate students, Dept. of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

September 2007: "Review of the paper: `In Situ Evidence for an Ancient Aqueous Environment at Meridiani Planum' (Squyres, Grotzinger, et al., 2004)", for the course `Special Topics in the Geosciences: Exploration of Mars' (R.J. Phillips), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

June 2007: "Testing and Validating the Code for the Retrieval of Lambert Albedos with Multispectral CRISM data (L detector)", CRISM Science Team Meeting, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

April 2007: "Review of the paper: `Global warming and climate forcing by recent albedo changes on Mars' (Fenton, Geissler & Haberle, 2007)", for the course `Terrestrial Planets' (R.J. Phillips), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

March 2007: "Review: Remote Sensing of Hydration & Ice on Mars", for the course `Planetary Spectroscopy Seminar' (B. Joliff), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

March 2007: "Review of the paper: `Why Pyrite is Unstable on the Surface of Venus' (Fegley, 1997)", for the course `Terrestrial Planets' (R.J. Phillips), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

February 2007: "Photometry: Validating the Retrieval of Lambert Albedos with Multispectral CRISM data (L detector)", HiRISE Science Team Meeting (as CRISM representative), University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

February 2007: "Review of the papers: `A Comparison of Mercurian Reflectance and Spectral Quantities with those of the Moon' (Blewett et al, 1997), and `Chemical Composition of Earth, Venus and Mercury' (Morgan and Anders, 1980)", for the course `Terrestrial Planets' (R.J. Phillips), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

December 2006: "First Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos From Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM Data", American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, poster presentation, San Francisco, California.

December 2006: "First Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos From Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM Data", CRISM Science Team Meeting, SETI institute, Mountain View, California.

December 2006: Invited Seminar, "Using Remote Sensing Data from Mars Orbit to Search for a Safe Landing Ellipse for the Phoenix Mars Lander 2007", seminar for graduate students, Dept. of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

September 2006: "Progress towards Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos for MRO/CRISM for the 73-band multispectral nadir-looking mapping mode", teleconference report to the CRISM atmospheric team.

August 2006: "Intercomparison of Three Techniques for Atmospheric+Thermal Correction with OMEGA data from MEX orbits 1313 & 2249 over the Gusev Crater", report to CRISM atsmopheric team, Laurel, Maryland.

July 2006: "Progress towards Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos for MRO/CRISM for the 73-band multispectral nadir-looking mapping mode", teleconference report for the CRISM Operational Readiness Test, Laurel, Maryland.

June 2006: "Progress towards Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos for MRO/CRISM for the 73-band multispectral nadir-looking mapping mode", report and demo to CRISM science team, Laurel, Maryland.

June 2006: "The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter; and Progress towards Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos for MRO/CRISM for the 73-band multispectral nadir-looking mapping mode", report to the convention of the Mid-State Region Astronomical League, St. Louis, Missouri.

April 2006: "Presentation of Version 1.0 of the Software for Retrieval of Lambert Albedos from the MRO/CRISM data", CRISM atmospheric group collaboration meeting, Laurel, Maryland.

March 2006: "Presentation of Progress towards Version 1.0 of the Software for Retrieval of Lambert Albedos from the MRO/CRISM data", CRISM atmospheric group teleconference.

March 2006: Poster presentation, "Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CRISM Data", Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, Texas.

April 2005: Seminar for Oklahoma University, Depts. of Computer Science & Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering, on:
Don AstrobioQuixote del Centro de Astrobiología:
The Cyborg Astrobiologist Wanders through Spain:
Results from Geological Field Missions in Rivas Vaciamadrid & Guadalajara"
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April 2005:"Don AstrobioQuijote del Centro de Astrobiología:
"Algorithm Development for Autonomous Planetary Exploration by The Cyborg Astrobiologist and possibly for CRISM"
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Brown Bag Seminar for Washington University in St. Louis, McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Depts. of Physics and Earth & Planetary Sciences.

April 2005: Seminar, "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Algorithm Development for Autonomous Planetary (Sub)surface Exploration", NAI'2005 (NAI 2005 Biennial Meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Institute), Boulder, Colorado.

March 2005, Colloquium, "Un cibergeólogo para la exploración de Marte: Don AstrobioQuijote, the Cyborg Astrobiologist, Wanders through Spain: Results from Geological Field Missions in Rivas Vaciamadrid and Riba de Santiuste", Colloquium at the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Tres Cantos, Madrid.

March 2005: Seminar for the University of Girona, Robotics and Computer Vision Group, on:
"Don AstrobioQuijote del Centro de Astrobiología:
The Cyborg Astrobiologist Wanders through Spain:
Results from Geological Field Missions in Rivas Vaciamadrid & Guadalajara"
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March 2005: Invited Seminar for the Madrid Centro de Astrobiologia on:
"Don AstrobioQuijote del Centro de Astrobiología:
The Cyborg Astrobiologist Wanders through Spain:
Results from Geological Field Missions in Rivas Vaciamadrid & Guadalajara"
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February 2005: "Cyborg Astrobiologist in Guadalajara", field mission TV taping and interview for Swedish National Television.

November 2004, Contributed Poster, "First Results from the Cyborg Astrobiologist", Fourth Annual Meeting of the European Astrobiology Network Association (EANA'04: "Life in Extreme Environments"), Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

November 2004, Invited Seminar, "Robots and Cyborgs for the Geological Exploration of Mars", Bath AI (BAI) Seminar Series, University of Bath, United Kingdom.

September 2004, Invited Colloquium, "Robotics and Wearable Computing for Geological Exploration on Mars", Colloquium at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

September 2004, Software Demonstration: "New Containerization & Encapsulation Features for the NEO Graphical Programming Language", University of Bielefeld, Germany.

May 2004, Invited Seminar at the Technical University of Denmark on "The Cyborg Astrobiologist System"

April 2004: Invited Seminar, "First Field-tests" by the Cyborg Astrobiologist at a Geological Site, Seminar at Centro de Astrobiologia, Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.

November 2003: Contributed Seminar, "Cyborg Systems as Platforms for Computer-Vision Algorithm-Development for Astrobiology", Third European Workshop on Exo/Astrobiology, Centro de Astrobiologia, Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain.

July 2003: Scientific Sensors of the WaterSnake of Santander (SSWSS), Presentation of "Life Detection on Mars" student working group, Astrobiology Summer School, U. International Menendez Pelaya, Santander, Spain.

June 2002: Invited Seminar for the Madrid Centro de Astrobiologia on "Cyborgs and Semi-Autonomous Telerobots for Astrobiology"

May 2002: Invited Seminar for the U.Bielefeld Neuroinformatics Group on "Cyborgs and Semi-Autonomous Telerobots for Astrobiology"

February 2002: Robot Demo taping for the WDR program "Quarks & Co."

January 2002: Robot Demo taping for a scientific journalist's Diplomarbeit documentary film on "Learning"

December 2001: Robot Demo for LexiTV (a program on MDR in Berlin/Erfurt).

October 2001: HERTZ JUNIOR Campus Radio interview on Robotics and RobotDemo to junior reporters, Bielefeld, Germany, with translator.

August 2001: Contributed Seminar at the Hamburg ICRC2001 on "Cracking Open the Window for Strongly-Interacting Massive Particles as the Halo Dark Matter"

November 2000: Contributed lecture at DYNN'2000 on "Using Small Parameter Changes to Access Many Different and Interesting Limit-cycles in Random Networks"

November 2000: Invited Seminar in U.Bielefeld's Condensed Matter Seminar Series on "Dynamical Neural Networks"

November 2000: Poster presentation for the International Adaptive Optics Symposium at the Laboratory for Optics at the University of Murcia on "Prediction of Atmospheric Turbulence for Adaptive Optics"

November 2000: Invited Seminar at MetroLaser, Inc., Irvine, California, on "Adaptive Optics at the MMT Telescope"

October 2000: Invited Seminar at European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany on: "Prediction of Atmospheric Turbulence for Adaptive Optics"

September 2000: Invited Lecture at ZiF's Perspectives in Adaptivity and Learning meeting on "Neural Networks for Adaptive Optics and Astronomy"

May 2000: Invited Colloquium at Kirtland Air Force Base, Starfire Optical Range, Albuquerque, on "Prediction of Atmospheric Turbulence for Adaptive Optics"

March 2000: Contributed Lecture at the Munich SPIE/ESO meeting on Astronomical Instrumentation and Adaptive Optics on "Linear Prediction of Atmospheric Turbulence", and poster presentation on "Turbulence measurement at the new 6.5 meter MMT", and status report on Arizona/MMT adaptive optics program to LBT adaptive optics meeting in Garching.

October 1999: Invited Lecture at the University of Arizona Department of Neurobiology on "Using Neural Networks for Creativity Modelling, and Financial and Atmospheric Prediction"

October 1999: Two Lectures at the Four Corners Section American Physical Society Meeting on: "The Adaptive Optics System for the New 6.5 Meter MMT Optical/Infrared Telescope" and "Volatility from Threshold Noise in Randomly Connected Synchronous Asymmetric Neural Networks"

August 1999: Seminar on Research Results U.Arizona: "Linear Prediction of Atmospheric Turbulence".

July 1999: Two Lectures at the Denver SPIE Adaptive Optics Meeting on "Construction and testing of the MMT Wavefront Sensor Camera" and "Full-System Testing of the MMT Adaptive Secondary"

July 1999: Invited Lecture at Steward Observatory's Control Systems Series on "Neural Networks for Adaptive Optics"

April 1999: Lecture at Centennial American Physical Society Meeting on "The Novel Adaptive Secondary Technique for the New MMT"

March 1999: Lecture at Steward Observatory's Internal Symposium on "Status of the New MMT's Adaptive Optics System"

May 1998: Two Invited Lectures in Bad Honnef, Germany, and Technical University of Copenhagen:
"Adaptive Optics: Neural Network Wavefront Sensing, Reconstruction, and Prediction".

May 1998: Invited Lecture on "Why We Need Lasers for Adaptive Optics" at Remote Radar Users' Group Meeting, Sandia Labs, New Mexico.

April 1998: Lecture at the University of Arizona Physics Alumni Lecture Series (PALS), on " My Career so far, and Adaptive Optics for the new 6.5m MMT ".

March 1998: Lecture on U.Arizona's Adaptive Optics Program at Steward Observatory's Internal Symposium.

October 1997: Invited Lecture on U.Arizona's Adaptive Secondary Mirror Program at NATO-ASI in Cargese, Corsica.

March 1997: Journal Club Presentation at U.Arizona:
"No Need for MACHOs in the Galactic Halo", Gates et al, astro-ph/9711110.

March 1996: Two Seminars on Research Results U.Arizona, SAIC/Tucson:
"Neural Network Prediction of Atmospheric Turbulence".

Six Seminars on Dissertation Results :
July 1993: ICRC, Calgary; February 1994: Dark Matter Detection Conf, Berkeley;
April 1994-February 1995: Argonne, MIT, LANL, Harvard/SAO; October 1994: Dark Matter Conf, Greenbelt, MD(poster session).

April 1993, October 1997: Three Invited Seminars at Univ. of Illinois-Urbana, one Invited Colloquium at University of Missouri-St. Louis, one Invited Seminar at U.Arizona:
"Search for Volatility in Random Asymmetric Neural Networks".

January 1992: Seminar at Complex Systems Winter School on "Random Recurrent Neural Networks"

March 1993, November 1993: Three Research Status Update Seminars at GSFC, JPL:
"IMAX/Champ Search Update".

October 1990: Two Invited Public Seminars at U.Arizona, "NeutraCHAMPs: Chemistry, Cosmology and Experiment".

November 1988-May 1989: Three Seminars on Research Status at U. Chicago, "High Solar Flux Measurement".

Outreach:
September 2021: Demonstrator (computer-lab tutor), Eighth NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School (online).

2020-2021: Support of the CSSP Brazil ACCLIMATE project at the University of Reading, for teaching Brazilian scientists how to access CMIP climate and weather data with ESMValTool.

September 2019: Demonstrator (computer-lab tutor), Seventh NCAS Climate Modelling Summer School, Cambridge, UK.

June 2009: Upgrade of Climate Modeling Software for David Archer's common-core course on "Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast", Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

June 2006: "The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter; and Progress towards Retrieval of Surface Lambert Albedos for MRO/CRISM for the 72-band multispectral nadir-looking mapping mode", presentation to the convention of the Mid-State Region Astronomical League, St. Louis, Missouri.

April 2005: Contribution to Lunchtime Press Event, "The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Algorithm Development for Autonomous Planetary (Sub)surface Exploration", NAI'2005 (NAI 2005 Biennial Meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Institute), Boulder, Colorado.

March 2005: "Un cibergeólogo para la exploración de Marte", invited article in the the Spanish Science Magazine Investigacion y Ciencia, in the section on 'Ciencia y sociedad', about the Cyborg Astrobiologist research program; article written by co-investigator Enrique Diaz Martinez.

February 2005: "Cyborg Astrobiologist in Guadalajara", field mission TV taping for Swedish National Television.

January 2005: "Nuevas tendencias en la exploración planetaria: Astrobiólogo Cibernético" in the eMagazine Tendencias Cientificas, invited article about the Cyborg Astrobiologist research program; article written by co-investigator Jose Antonio Rodriguez Manfredi.

March 2004: Feria Madrid por la Ciencia Committee, Mars exhibit (Redrover, 3D Mars Images & Cyborg Astrobiologist), Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid.

2002-2004: Mars Station Crater Gusev, Red Rover Goes to Mars: LEGO robot + Mars Exploration outreach project, developed with the Planetary Society

2002-2005: With Antonio Salgado Serrano, developed a joint research/outreach "Miller" experiment to produce amino acids and other biomolecules within high-voltage discharges.

February 2003: Feria Madrid por la Ciencia Committee, Redrover exhibit, Centro de Astrobiologia, Madrid.

February 2002: Robot Demo taping for the WDR program "Quarks & Co."

January 2002: Robot Demo taping for a scientific journalist's Diplomarbeit documentary film on "Learning"

December 2001: Robot Demo for LexiTV (a program on MDR in Berlin/Erfurt).

October 2001: HERTZ JUNIOR Campus Radio interview on Robotics and RobotDemo to junior reporters, Bielefeld, Germany, with translator.

2001: Gave a large number of human-interactive RobotDemos to visitors of all shapes and sizes.

2000: Guest lecturer, U. Bielefeld, Germany, in the English Language Studies program, lectured about Americana and also about Complexity in everyday society's cultural differences.

1998-2000: Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory Tour Guide: brief motivating lecture for big mirrors, followed by Q&A, videotape, and tour of the casting and polishing lab -- approximately once per week.

1999-2000: Assisted with astronomical star parties run by Connie Walker for Pima Community College and for the University of Arizona.

1998-2000: Worked on the optical design, optics procurement, and optical testing/debugging for the Camera Obscura which images Mt. Graham from Discovery Park in Safford, Arizona. This camera will showcase optics to the often school-age visitors as well as adults that visit the Discovery Park Science Center and may not be able to visit the large optical telescopes on top of Mt. Graham.

1999: Mentor to a former Pima Community College astronomy student of mine, Sarah Hagen: weekly discussions about science, astronomy, marine biology, and careers, and some image processing work(MSWord97)(HTML) of data we took with the Pima CC telescope in the fall of 1998-- see our M42 image .

1992-1994: Mentor to University of Arizona & Pima Community College student, Ritchie Yan.

1992: Guest lecturer, Doolen Middle School, Tucson, Arizona: gave several interactive lectures/demonstrations on electricity & magnetism, waves, and a very successful hands-on computer graphics programming class, for sixth-eighth graders.

Software/Hardware Experience:
Techniques & Technologies:
General: Modeling for Climate Science, Remote Sensing, Computer Vision, Robotics, Adaptive Optics, Neural Network Artificial Intelligence, Electronics, Optics, Image Processing, Statistical Analysis, Radiative Transfer, Ice Spectroscopy;
Specific: Optical wavefront sensing, atmospheric turbulence prediction, financial prediction, multivariate analysis, histogram analysis, limit-cycle analysis, chaos analysis, Lyapunov exponents, fractal dimension analysis, neural networks, multilayer perceptrons, probabilistic perceptrons, higher-order probabilistic perceptrons, recurrent neural networks, back propagation & delta-rule & Widrow-Hoff training of neural networks, Fourier analysis, wavelet analysis, least mean squares linear prediction, recursive least squares linear prediction, cumulant statistical analysis, logistic regression multivariate analysis, digital and analog electronics design and debugging, optical design, optical debugging, support vector machines and support vector regression, skin-color detection, stereo-detection algorithms for binocular vision systems, infrared spectrometer design, LEGO Mindstorms robotics kit, telerobotics, wearable computers, radiative transfer, hyperspectral imaging, parallel computing, sub-seafloor biogeochemistry, sedimentation modeling, image mosaicking, histogram matching, dodging and burning.
Operating Systems:
UNIX, Linux, DOS, Windows 10, VAX/VMS, VxWorks, MacOS, PowerMAC.
Languages:
Fortran, Pascal (many variants, also with objects), C (cc, MS Visual C) , C++(MS Foundation Classes), DOS assembler, HTML, awk, bash scripting, NEO/NST (a Graphical Programming Language), IDL/ENVI, Python.
Data Analysis Environments:
PAW/CERNlib/HBOOK, NIH/Image, NeuralWare, Excel, IRAF, MatLAB, IDL/ENVI, NEO/NST, ZEMAX, ArcGIS.
Simulation Environments:
DISORT, MODTRAN, SpongeBOB, JULES, Unified Model, Rose/Cylc, Sheffield Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (SDGVM).
Hardware:
NIM, CAMAC, VMEbus, Pentek C40 DSP's, Plastic/Liquid Scintillators, Clean-room assembly of Liquid Argon Calorimeter, Repair of IBM-PC's, Modems/Networking, PMTs, Thermocouples, CCD Cameras, Infrared Camera Electronics, Infrared Spectrometer Design, Transmission Gratings, Vacuum Pumps, Digital/Analog Electronics Design/Construction/Debugging, Machine Shop, Chemical Preparation of Belousov-Zhabotinskii Reactions, Ealing Actuators, Pico-Motors, Tip/Tilt AO Mirrors, Dye Laser, Beam Projector Optics, Laser Beam Collimation, Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor Camera, Shadow-Graph, Tin-Chloride/Glycerol High-Index-Matching Fluid, Computer-Generated Holograms, Oko deformable mirror, Theodolite, Alignment Telescope, Spray-silver coating of optics, Low-Cost Spinning Turbulence Plates, fiber-fed phase-shifting interferometer, Progressive Scan Video Cameras, Color Video Cameras, Puma Robot Arm, Robot Hands, Active Binocular Vision Robot Heads, LEGO Mindstorms robotics kit, wearable computers, DigitalVideo/IEEE1394.

References:
Prof. Joy Singarayer, Department of Meteorology: Earley Gate, University of Reading, Reading, UK RG66ET, Email: j.s.singarayer@reading.ac.uk

Prof. Pier Luigi Vidale, Department of Meteorology: Earley Gate, University of Reading, Reading, UK RG66ET, Email: p.l.vidale@reading.ac.uk

Prof. Tristan Quaife, Department of Meteorology: Earley Gate, University of Reading, Reading, UK RG66ET, Email: t.l.quaife@reading.ac.uk

Dr. Grenville Lister, National Centre for Atmospheric Science: Earley Gate, University of Reading, Reading, UK RG66ET, Email: Grenville.Lister@ncas.ac.uk

Emer. Prof. Jan-Peter Muller, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Department of Space & Climate Physics, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey, UK RH56NT Email: j.muller@ucl.ac.uk

Prof. Stephan van Gasselt, Geomatics Group, Department of Land Economics, National Chengchi University, No 64, Sec 2, ZhiNan Rd., Wenshan District, Taipei 11605, Taiwan, Email: svg@nccu.edu.tw

Dr. Ted L. Roush, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 245-3, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000, (650)604-3526, Email: Ted.L.Roush@nasa.gov

Emer. Prof. John W. Clark, Department of Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1105, One Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130, (314)935-6208, Email: jwc@wuphys.wustl.edu

Dr. Scott L. Murchie, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723, (240)228-6235, Email: Scott.Murchie@JHUAPL.EDU

Prof. Helge Ritter, Neuroinformatics Group, Computer Science Department, Bielefeld Universitaet, Bielefeld, Germany D33501, (+49)(0)521 106-6063, Email:helge@techfak.uni-bielefeld.de

Prof. Johann Rafelski, Dept. Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, (520)621-4212, Email:rafelski@physics.arizona.edu

Dr. Jens Ormö, Centro de Astrobiologia, INTA/CSIC, Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial, Ctra de Torrejon Ajalvir, km 4; 28850; Torrejon de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain +34 915206400; Email:ormoj@cab.inta-csic.es

Prof. Camelia C. Knapp, Boone Pickens School of Geology, Oklahoma State University, 105 Noble Research Center, Stillwater, OK, 74078, USA, Tel: (405)744-6358, Email: camelia.knapp@okstate.edu