Our spring semester Environmental Science Colloquium will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm at the Boyd Science Center, Room 001. The talks cover a wide range of topics around environmental science and sustainability. The colloquium is available for graduate credit and we also invite the community to come for free. For more information, contact Angela Uhlman. Read on for the complete list of dates and speakers.
February 22: Migratory Birds and Climate Change: Local Uncertainties, Global Challenges
Nicholas L. Rodenhouse. Professor of Biological SciencesFrost Professor of Environmental Studies, Wellesley College
March 14: Natural Dams in Northern Headwater Streams
Denise Burchsted, Postdoctoral Scholar Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University
March 28: Linking Research and Decision-Making through Community-University Partnerships: Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative
Karen Hutchins, PhD candidate, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Maine
April 11: Defining, Measuring, Monitoring and Managing the Carrying Capacity of National Parks
Robert Manning, Professor of Natural Resources/Director Park Studies Lab Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources University of Vermont
April 18: Saga of the Soils: How Iceland’s Past Environmental Changes Affect Modern Landscapes
Lisa Doner, Research Assistant Professor Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University
April 25: Harnessing the Market Power of…Marshes?
Linwood Pendleton, Director of Ocean and Coastal Policy, Duke University’s Nicholas Institute; Acting Chief Economist, NOAA
May 9: Climate Change and Precipitation: Are Ecosystems at Risk?
Lindsey Rustad, Team Leader/Research Ecologist, Center for Research on Ecosystem Change, USDA Northern Research Station