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Student Spotlight

Environmental Sciences Fall 2009 Seminar Series

Updated 10/13/09

The Fall Environmental Sciences Seminar Series is sponsored by the NRESS Ph.D. Program, the Department of Earth Sciences, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Environmental Research Group, the Institute for the Study of Earth Oceans and Space (EOS), the University Office of Sustainability, and the Class of 1954 Fund. The theme this semester is Ecosystem Services.

These seminars are open to the public and will be held Thursdays at 4pm with refreshments at 3:40 pm in DeMeritt Hall 112, unless otherwise noted.

September 10

Ecosystem-based Management in the Ocean: Working Toward Implementation
Andy Rosenberg, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment; Director, Ocean Process Analysis Lab, University of New Hampshire

September 24

Interactions among Ecosystem Services, Ecosystem Dynamics, and Human Outcomes and Behavior
Patrick Bourgeron, Director, Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University

October 1

Headwaters - Developing a Collaborative Conservation Approach to Support Land Use Decision-Making
Christine Feurt, Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve; Director, Center for Sustainable Communities, Department of Environmental Studies, University of New England

October 15

Valuing Ecosystems for Water Filtration and Nitrogen Removal
Christopher Neill, Associate Scientist, The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory

October 22

Wildlands, Woodlands, & Farmlands: New England's 'Natural Infrastructure'
Brian Donahue, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies; Director, Environmental Studies Program, Brandeis University

October 29

Valuation of Ecosystem Services:  What Happens When Markets Don't Work?
John Halstead, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire

November 5

Lawn Landscapes in Suburban Boston: Human Drivers, Ecological Implications, and Ecosystem Services
Colin Polsky, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University

November 12

Urban Ecosystem Services: Linking Social and Ecological Variables through Habitat Structure Management and Landscape Design
Loren Byrne, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Roger Williams University

November 19

Accounting for Ecosystem Service Contributions to the Economy through Spatial Dynamic Modeling of Landscapes
Roel Boumans, Research Associate Professor, Rubenstein School for the Environment and Natural Resources; Fellow, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont

November 26 No Seminar, Thanksgiving Vacation
December 3

Stormwater Management Based on the Natural Systems Model
Robert Roseen, Assistant Research Professor, Civil Engineering; Director, UNH Stormwater Center; University of New Hampshire