NREL Spring 2021 Soup & Science Seminar Series Information
This webpage will be updated weekly with information about the Spring 2021 Soup & Science Seminars.
We have a great lineup of virtual seminars this year that include graduate students, research scientists, invited speakers, and interactive workshops. All seminars will take place from 12-1 pm MST on Fridays via zoom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Scroll to the bottom for full schedule. Each past seminar will have a link to the recording.
January 29, 2021: “Appreciating the role of forests in bumble bee conservation” featuring Dr. John Mola, ecologist with the USGS Fort Collins Science Center
When most people think of bumble bees, maybe they think of meadows, summertime flowers, and plump fuzzy bees buzzing about on a sunny day. John, on the other hand, thinks of forests and sea turtles. There is a great body of work focusing on summer flowering habitat restoration as bumble bee food sources. However, there is also a growing appreciation of the role early-season flowering habitats like forests play in bumble bee conservation. In this talk John will present some results from a long-term study of bumble bee food plant availability over 22 years in Illinois forests, meadows, and wetlands. Then, we’ll bring together a diverse body of work on the ways bumble bees interact with forests. Finally, we’ll determine what bumble bees and sea turtles have in common.
|January 29||Dr. John Mola||Research Ecologist at the USGS, Fort Collins||Appreciating the role of forests in bumble bee conservation|
|February 5||Dr. Jill Baron||NREL||Workshop on collaboration|
|February 12||Dr. Caridad Souza and Dr. Silvia Canetto||Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research and Department of Psychology||Feminist science / gender and stem|
|February 19||Dr. Lauren Gifford||Metropolitan State University of Denver||Carbon offsets and climate justice|
|February 26||Dr. Jay Ham||CSU Soil and Crop Sciences||Workshop on grants &proposals|
|March 5||——————–||SKIP (FRSES)||———————————-|
|March 12||Kampf Lab Group||NREL||Grad student flash talks|
|March 19||Leanna Biddle||WCNR Career Service||Workshop on negotiations|
|March 26||Cotrufo Lab Group||NREL||Grad student flash talks|
|April 2||Front Range Flash Talks||University of Wyoming, UNC, & CU Boulder||Grad student flash talks|
|April 9||Tim Fegel||Rocky Mountain Research Station||Land cover change & OM reactivity|
|April 16||——————–||SKIP (Spring break)||———————————-|
|April 23||Cusack Lab Group||NREL/ESS and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute||Drying in Tropical Rainforests: Effects on Root Dynamics and Soil Carbon Cycling|
|April 30||Covino Lab Group||NREL||Grad student flash talks|