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

Date

Presenter

Affiliation

Seminar Title

Sept. 5

 Dan Binkley

ESS and NREL

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

Sept. 12

 Tom Stohlgren

 NREL

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

 TBD  

 

Oct. 3

 TBD  

 

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

TBD

 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.