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WILD/Ecology Center - Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule


August 2017

Wednesday, Aug 30              4:00pm  
NR Patio         
NR Opening Social               Welcome, students!                      

September 2017

Wednesday, Sep 6                                                                                                              4:00pm
NR 105  
Bonnie Waring                                    
(USU - Biology)
The role of soil microbes in mediating ecosystem feedbacks to climate change
Wednesday, Sep 13 4:00pm
NR 105
Marco Janssen
(USU - ENVS)
Governing the vulnerabilities of urban infrastructure to water scarcity and flooding - The example of Mexico City
Wednesday, Sep 20 6:00pm
BNR 102
Jennifer Funk
(Chapman University)
Ecology Center SeminarThere goes the neighborhood: the odyssey of invasive plants
        *Watch the video HERE

Thursday, Sep 21 4:00pm
WIDT 007
Jennifer Funk
(Chapman University)
Ecology Center Seminar - Trait-based approaches to ecological restoration in invaded plant communities
       *Watch the video HERE
Wednesday, Sep 27                                                                                                                       4:00pm              
NR 105                                                                       
Andrew Tredennick
(USU - Ecology Center/WILD)                                                                                                      
What determines ecosystem stability in theory and in nature?

October 2017

Wednesday, Oct 4 4:00pm
NR 105
Ariana Sutton-Grier Blue Carbon, Green Infrastructure, Biodiversity and Human Health: Science to Support Coastal Policies, Conservation, and Resilience
Wednesday, Oct 11 6:00pm
BNR 102
Asmeret Berhe
(UC Merced)
Ecology Center Seminar - What's soil erosion got to do with carbon sequestration?
       *Watch the video HERE
Thursday, Oct 12 4:00pm
WIDT 007
Asmeret Berhe
(UC Merced)
Ecology Center Seminar - Post-fire soil carbon dynamics: Particulate and dissolved pyrogenic carbon in fire-affected soils
       *Watch the video HERE
Wednesday, Oct 25                                                                                                                                                       N/A                                                                                               N/A                                                                                                                                                                              

Seminar cancelled. Students enrolled in WILD 4980, WILD 6800, and WILD 7800 will receive credit for attendance.

November 2017

Wednesday, Nov 1    4:00pm  
NR 105  
Terry Messmer                        
(USU - WILD)
Translational ecology, outreach, extension and community engagement: Pieces of the public policy puzzle                                                                                                             
Wednesday, Nov 8 TBA WILD Ecology Candidate Seminars Attend any one of the four seminars for attendance this week on Monday 11/6 or Thursday 11/9
Wednesday, Nov 15 6:00pm
BNR 102
Gregory Rettallack
(University of Oregon)
Ecology Center Seminar - Astropedology and the origin of life
Thursday, Nov 16 4:00pm
WIDT 007
Gregory Rettallack
(University of Oregon)
Ecology Center Seminar - Global cooling by grasslands in the geological past and near future
Wednesday, Nov 29                                                                                                                                                                                                           4:00pm
NR 105                                                                                                                        
Joanna Endter-Wada
(ENVS - USU)                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Strategic Conversations about Utah's Water Future: Reflections from a Member of the Governor's Water Strategy Advisory Team

December 2017

 Wednesday, Dec 6 6:00pm
BNR 102
Rob Pringle
(Princeton University)
 Ecology Center Seminar
 Thursday, Dec 7        4:00pm
WIDT 007
Rob Pringle
(Princeton University)
 Ecology Center Seminar