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Student Spotlight

Environmental Sciences Fall 2008 Seminar Series

Updated 1/14/09

The Fall Environmental Sciences Seminar was sponsored by the NRESS Ph.D. Program, the Department of Earth Sciences, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space (EOS), the Environmental Research Group, and the University Office of Sustainability.

Podcasts of each seminar are now available. Just in case you missed one of the fantastic speakers or want to hear them all again! The seminar series will return spring semester so look for the updated calendar at the end of the month. You can now download all lectures as audio files from UNH's iTunes University site. Two ways to download these podcasts:

  2. Go to iTunes launches, click on "Sustainability" under "Learning at UNH." Then download the podcasts.
9 October

21st Century Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Land Use in Amazonia
Doug Morton, University of Maryland, Department of Geography

16 October

Developing Global Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Scenarios for Agriculture and Sewage for the Global Nutrient Export from WaterSheds (NEWS) Project
Lex Bouwman, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

23 October

Sustainability Footprinting with Life Cycle Assessment: The Transformation Already Underway, and Prospects for Net-Positive Living
Greg Norris, Executive Director, Sylvatica; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard School of Public Health

30 October

Sustainable Pathways of Water-Resource Development: A Water-Balance Approach
Peter K. Weiskel, Associate Director, U.S. Geological Survey, MA-RI Water Science Center

31 October

Special Event: 12:00-1:00 pm 320 Gregg Hall

Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change
Reid Ewing, Research Professor, National Center for Smart Growth, University of Maryland

6 November

Terrestrial Carbon, Bioenergy, and Integrated Assessment Modeling
Jae Edmonds, Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Joint Global Change Research Institute at the University of Maryland

13 November

Technology and Sustainability in the Anthropocene
Braden Allenby, Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and of Law, Arizona State University

20 November

Sustainability Science: Applying a Global Concept Down on the Farm
John Aber, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire

27 November

Thanksgiving Break - No Seminar

4 December

The Emerging Field of Sustainability Science
George Hurtt, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, Institute for Study of Earth Ocean and Space, University of New Hampshire

11 December

Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainability
William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government