Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

FALL 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
SEMINAR SERIES

Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm - James Hall G46
*Wednesday, September 13 & October 25, 4-6:00pm in Holloway Commons

Wednesday
September 11

Tackling Sustainable Intensification in Pasture (flyer)
Dr. Eleanor Campbell - Research Scientist, Earth Systems Research Center at UNH (hosted by Steve Frolking, NRESS Program Chair)

 Wednesday
September 18

Canaries in the Salt Marsh: Coastal Marsh Conservation as Sea Levels Rise (flyer)
Dr. Chris Elphick - Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UConn/Storrs
(hosted by Adrienne Kovach, NRESS/NREN Faculty)

Monday
September 23

Accounting for Nature’s Benefits to People (flyer)
Dr. Stephen Polasky - Professor Ecol/Env Economics at the University of Minnesota
(hossted by Shadi Atallah, NRESS/NREN Faculty)

 Wednesday
October 2

Cities as Laboratories of Change:  Social Ecological Implications of an Urbanizing World (flyer)
Dr. Sharon Hall - Professor, School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University
(hosted by Alix Contosta, NRESS Faculty)

Wednesday
October 9

Learning While Doing (flyer)
Dr. Nelson Villarrubia - Executive Director at Trees New York
(hosted by Alexandra Evans, NRESS Ph.D. Candidate)

 Wednesday
October 16

Patterns and Processes of Microbial Distributions Across Scales (flyer)
Dr. Stephanie Kivlin - Assistant Professor at the University of TN/Knoxville
(hosted by Emily Whalen, NRESS Ph.D. Candidate)

 Wednesday
October 23

Do Microorganisms Play by the Same Rules as “Macro”-Organisms? Exploring Assembly and Biodiversity–function Relationships in Microbial Communities  (flyer)
Dr. Jessica Ernakovich - Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment at UNH (hosted by Emily Whalen, NRESS Ph.D. Candidate)

 Wednesday
October 30

Linking Patterns and Processes in Microbial Community Assembly (flyer)
Dr. Benjamin Wolfe - Assistant Professor at Tufts University
(hosted by Stacey Doherty, NREN M.S. Student)

 Wednesday
November 6

Cities, Landscape Fragmentation & the Carbon Cycle: Are we Measuring in the Right Places? (flyer)
Dr. Lucy Hutrya - Associate Professor, Earth & Environment at Boston University
(hosted by Alix Contosta, NRESS Faculty)

 Wednesday
November 13

Natural Climate Solutions OR
Reduced Impact Logging for Climate Change Mitigation
(flyer)
Dr. Peter Ellis - Forest Carbon Scientist in Arlington, Virginia
(hosted by Scott Ollinger, NRESS/NREN Faculty)

Wednesday
November 20

Understanding Whole-plant Nonstructural Carbohydrate Storage in a Changing  World (flyer)
Morgan Furze - Ph.D. Student at Yale University
(hosted by Scott Ollinger, NRESS/NREN Faculty)

 Wednesday
November 27

 

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break

 Wednesday
December 4

Let’s Talk about the Birds and the Bees: Backyard Habitats in Suburban Yards (flyer)
Susannah Lerman - Research Ecologist at USFS/ Amhert, MA
(hosted by Alix Contosta, NRESS Faculty)

 Seminar Mini Series - Forest/Community/Conservation/Climate
 Seminar Mini-Series - Urban Ecosystems
Seminar Mini-Series - Microbial Life

The Fall Environmental Sciences Seminar Series is 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