Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

NREL Fall 2014 Seminar Series

"Sense and Sustainability"

This semester’s seminar series will explore ideas of dynamics in complex ecological systems, and how ideas of sustainability might help or hinder our hopes for the future.  

Seminars will be held every Friday, unless otherwise noted

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Third Floor Conference Rooms - A302-304
Natural and Environmental Sciences Building




Seminar Title

Sept. 5

 Dan Binkley


Predictability and Guillibility: What we might (?) learn from forests and acid rain

Sept. 12

 Tom Stohlgren


Are We Sustaining Biodiversity? Extinction Rates: Past, Current, and Future (Where are the corpses?)

Sept. 19

Emily Weiser Kansas State University

Genetic management and sustaining New Zealand's threatened birds

Sept. 26



Oct. 3

 Thorkil Casse

Assoc. Professor, Roskilde Univ., Denmark
Visiting Scholar, FRS, CSU

Green Grabbing: When social scientists see conservation as a threat

Oct. 10

 Mason Carter Past Dean of Agriculture, Louisiana State University, now retired

Four rotations of southern pine plantations: Perspectives on sustainability

Oct. 17

 Sunil Kumar  NREL

Crazy ants, tree fruit insect pests, and sustainability

Oct. 24

 Nick Young  NREL


 Oct. 31

Matt Wallenstein and Rich Conant NREL/ESS

 Sustainable intensification of agriculture

Nov. 7

Stacy Lynn and Dave Swift NREL

Non-equilibrial systems: Considerations for sustainability and development in contemporary East Africa

Nov. 14

 Bill Romme NREL

The future of Rocky Mountain forests isn't what it used to be

Nov. 21

No seminar due to NREL Symposium and Distinguished Ecosystem Scientist event on Thursday, November 20, 1:00 PM, Ballroom D, Lory Student Center - all are invited to attend

Nov. 28

                                                                         No Seminar - Fall Break 

Dec. 5

 Chuck Rhoades  Soil and Crop Sciences Malawi plus 20

An archive of past seminar series can be viewed here.