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 Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University

Four Rotations of Southern Pine Plantations: Past, Present, and Sustainability

Oct. 17

Sunil Kumar NREL

Crazy ants, tree fruit insect pests, and sustainability

Oct. 24

Bill Romme NREL

The Future of Rocky Mountain Forests is not what it used to be

Oct. 31

Matt Wallenstein and Rich Conant NREL/ESS

Sustainable intensification of agriculture

Nov. 7

Nick Young NREL

Sustaining Forests in Protected Areas: Evaluating Different Management Strategies in Ethiopia

Nov. 14

Stacy Lynn and Dave Swift NREL

Losing disequilibrium: the power of governance to drive African dryland sustainability

Nov. 21

No seminar due to NREL Symposium and Distinguished Ecosystem Scientist event on Thursday, November 20, 1:00 PM, Ballroom 350 D, Lory Student Center. See complete details at - All are invited to attend

Nov. 28

No Seminar - Fall Break

Dec. 5

Chuck Rhoades Soil and Crop Sciences Efforts to Sustain Miombo Woodlands in Southeastern Africa

An archive of past seminar series can be viewed here.