Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

FALL 2017 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
SEMINAR SERIES

Fridays, 2:30-3:30 pm in McConnell Hall, Room 220
*Wednesday, September 13 & October 25, 4-6:00pm in Holloway Commons
**Friday, September 29, 3-4pm in Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Rm 105
*Wednesday, September 13 & October 25, 4-6:00pm in Holloway Commons

Friday, September 8

Challenges and Opportunities of Doctoral Education at UNH and Beyond (flyer)
Dr. Nancy Targett, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, UNH
Plus select lightning round (100-second) research presentations by NRESS students!
(hosted by NRESS)

*Wednesday, Sept 13

Time: 4pm
Location: Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room

The New Face of the Arctic
(flyer)
Dr. Henry N. Pollack, Professor Emeritus, Geophysics/Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan; Co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize   

(co-sponsored with the Arctic Seminar Series, a Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative supported by the UNH Research Office)

Friday, September 15

Microbes, Meta-analysis, Mountains, Models and Mechanisms - Exploring Ecosystem Function under Global Change (flyer)
Dr. Aimée Classen, Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences & Forestry, UVM
(hosted by Jessica Moore, Ph.D. NREN Post Doctoral Research Associate

Friday, September 22

Exploring the Ecological Impacts of Utility-scale Solar Arrays: A New England Case Study (flyer)
Dr. Seeta Sistla, Asst. Professor, Ecosystem Ecology, Hampshire College/Amherst, MA
(hosted by Emily Austin, Ph.D., NREN Post Doctoral Research Associate)

**Friday,
September 29

Time: 3pm-4pm
Location:  Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Room 105

Climate Change and National Security: Peole not Polar Bears (flyer)
Rear Admiral USN (ret.) Dr. David W. Titley, Professor of Practice in Meteorology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science,                                                  
Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penns State
(hosted by Lindsey Williams, NRESS Ph.D. Student)

Friday, October 6

Mycorrhizal Root Foraging in Temperate Trees (flyer)
Dr. David Eissenstat, Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State
(hosted by Lauren Breza, NRESS Ph.D. Student)

Friday, October 13

Reality and Perceptions of Climate Change (flyer)
Dr. Lawrence Hamilton, Professor of Sociology, and Senior Fellow, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire
(hosted by Wilfred Wollheim, NREN/NRESS Faculty)

Friday, October 20

Studying Common-pool Resources and Technological Change in Dominican Fisheries and Farming (flyer)
Dr. Michael Cox, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College
(hosted by Lindsey Williams, NRESS Ph.D. Student)

*Wednesday, Oct 25

Time: 4pm
Location:  Holloway Commons

The Carbon Balance of the Terrestrial Arctic:  Permafrost, Fire, and the Role of Rivers (flyer)
Dr. Robert Max Holmes, Deputy Director, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Research Center, MA
(co-sponsored with the Arctic Seminar Series, a Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) Initiative supported by the UNH Research Office)

Friday, October 27

Merchants of Doubt: Turning Americans Against Science After the Cold War (flyer)
Dr. Erik M. Conway, Historian, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
Co-author, Merchants of Doubt
(hosted by Wilfred Wollheim, NREN/NRESS Faculty)

Friday, November 3

Two Birds, One Stone; Bringing Basic Perspectives to Applied Research on Eastern Game Birds (flyer)
Dr. Erik Blomberg, Assistant Professor, Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology, University of Maine
(hosted by Katherine Ineson, NRESS Ph.D. Student)

Friday, November 17

Investigating the Impact of Wildfires on U.S. Air Quality Across Multiple Scales (flyer)
Dr. Emily Fischer, Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State Univ
(hosted by Jack Dibb, ESRC/EOS & NRESS Faculty)

Friday, December 1

Fingerprinting Reactive Nitrogen Sources and Chemistry (flyer)
Dr. Meredith K. Hastings, Associate Professor, Environment and Society, and Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University
(hosted by Jack Dibb, ESRC/EOS & NRESS Faculty)

Sponsored by Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS)Ph.D Program, in partnership with the Earth Systems Research Center, and the Natural Resources and the Environment and Earth Science Departments.
Free - All are Welcome (No RSVP necessary)
Questions or special neeeds? nress.phd@unh.edu / 603.862.2227