Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

NREL Fall 2015 Seminar Series

"NREL: Behind the Science"

The scientists and staff at the Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL) are engaged in a continuous process of developing innovative approaches to the analysis of natural systems in the field, lab and through data analysis and modeling. In this seminar, we focus on the “bleeding edge” where innovative ideas are tested using novel techniques. This series is an opportunity for research associates and post-doctoral researchers in collaboration with lead scientists to showcase exciting new tools and methods they have developed. These speakers will also provide an explanation on how the design and implementation of these tools have challenged their technical and scientific skills to meet objectives, while utilizing resources available within NREL and CSU.

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



Dept./Institution Affiliation

Seminar Title

Oct 2

  Mark Easter, Kevin Brown,          and Keith Paustian

  NREL/Soil and Crop Sciences

Carbon Footprint at the Farm Gate: Assessing the Greenhouse Gas Balance of Agricultural Conservation Practices using the COMET Tools

Oct 9


Oct 16

Bob and Sarah Woodmansee


The Rise of Ecosystem Ecology and Its Applications to Environmental Challenges

Oct 23

Kate Schoenecker and Sarah King


Development of a Radio Collar for Wild Horses and Burros, and Applications in the Western USA

Oct 30

Kate Searle

UK NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

"Ecology isn't Rocket Science - It's Harder" - Trials and Tribulations of Modelling Irruptive Populations

Nov 6

Jeff Deems


Lidar and Hyperspectral Mapping of Mountain snowpacks: Enabling Next Generation Water Management with the NASA JPL Airborne Snow Observatory

Nov 13

Tony Vorster, Ryan Anderson, Steve Chignell and Nick Young


An Ecologist’s Survival Guide to Landsat Preprocessing

Nov 20

Sarah King and Kate Schoenecker


Test of Fecal Sampling for Estimating Population Sizes, Diet, and Genetic Parameters of Wild Horse Populations

Nov 27


Dec 4

Peter Baas


Developing and Testing Multi-Species Bacterial Inocula for Agriculture

Dec 11

Francesca Cotrufo and Michelle Haddix

NREL//Soil and Crop Sciences

Isotope Labeling in Ecosystem Science Research


An archive of past seminar series can be viewed here.