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Student Spotlight

2008 Spring NRESS Student Lunchtime Seminars

All Seminars on Thursdays from 12:40 – 2pm
Spaulding G70

Pizza will be served
Please RSVP to Sara Head, NRESS Program Coordinator, by Thursday morning before each presentation.


January 31

Kickoff, informal get together

February 14

Delong Zhao, NRESS first-year PhD student (working with Xiangming Xiao in Complex Systems Research Center)

“Using GPS remote sensing to study wild bird migration and highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza,” a talk about his half-year of field work in Poyang Lake, China.

February 28

Dr. Cameron Wake, Associate Research Professor, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space & Department of Earth Sciences, UNH. 

Dr. Wake, a paleoclimatologist, will discuss the work currently underway at EOS, and his current focus on public engagement and making research socially relevant.

March 6

No NRESS seminar so folks can attend The COLSA Dean's Visionary Seminar, Maria Pallavicini, Dean, School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced. 

Dr. Pallavicini is the Founding Dean of the first university started in the 21st Century and will be providing insight about the future of the life sciences and faculty development.

March 20

No NRESS Seminar - Spring Break

April 3

Verna DeLauer, NRESS PhD student (working with Andy Rosenberg) and the New England Science/Policy Coordinator for COMPASS-UNH, will present Making Sense of Marine Ecosystem-Based Management: A Cognitive Developmental Perspective”, a talk she will give at two upcoming conferences: New England Educational Research Organization & American Association of Geographers.

April 17

UNH Graduate Research Conference in the MUB-No NRESS Seminar

April 24

Dr. Brian Windmiller, founder of Hyla Consulting in Concord, MA, specializes in population and habitat use studies of rare amphibians, reptiles and aquatic invertebrates for regulatory agencies, in addition to participating in a variety of research projects and teaching wetland ecology at Harvard University (Radcliffe College). 

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May 1

Speakers from UNH Cooperative Extension will discuss general goals and tasks of Cooperative Extension and some views on career paths other than academia. Speakers include Matt Tarr (Wildlife Specialist), Frank Mitchell (Water Resources Specialist) and Shane Bradt (GIS Specialist)