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WILD/Ecology Center 2018-2019 Seminar Schedule


September 2018

Wednesday, Sep 5 4:00pm
NR 105, WILD Department
WILD Host - Dr. Terry Messmer and Dr. Eric Thacker TBA
Wednesday, Thursday,
Sept 12/13
Wednesday, 4:00 pm, BNR 102
Thursday, 4:00 pm, ESLC 46
Ecology Center Seminar - Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, Professor of Biology, University of Utah, SLC, UT TBA
Wednesday, Sep 19 4:00pm
NR 105, WATS Department
Dr. Kimberly Hageman, Associate Professor, Utah State University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry "Predicting Pesticide Vapor Drift and Exposure to Pollinators"

Wednesday, Sep 26 4:00pm
NR 105, ENVS Department
Hilary Boudet TBA

October 2018

Wednesday, Oct 3 4:00 pm, NR 105, Dean's Office  Dr. Ben Abbott, USU Alumni, Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Ecology, Brigham Young University TBA
Wednesday, 
Thursday, Oct 10/11
Wednesday, 4:00pm, BNR 102
Thursday, 4:00 pm ESLC 46
Ecology Center Seminar - Dr. Andrew Jorgenson, Professor & Chair, Sociology & Environmental Studies, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA TBA
Wednesday, Oct 17 Restoring the West Conference Rose McKinney-James  
Wednesday, Oct 24 4:00pm
NR 105, WATS Department
Tim Palmer, Associate at the Pennsylvania State University's Riparia Center and a Visiting Scholar at Portland State University

"Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy"

Wednesday, Oct 31 4:00 pm, NR 105, WATS Department Dr. Sarah Null, Associate Professor, Watershed Sciences Department, Utah State University

"Hydropower Development in Chile: Balancing Energy and Ecosystems"


November 2018

Wednesday, Thursday, Nov 7/8 Wednesday, 4:00 pm, BNR 102 
Thursday, 4:00 pm, 
ESLC 46
Ecology Center Seminar - Dr. Craig Allen, Research Ecologist, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Los Alamos, NM TBA
Wednesday, Nov 14 4:00 pm, NR 105, WILD Department Lauren Porensky TBA
Wednesday, Nov 21 Thanksgiving Break  No Seminar  
Wednesday, Nov 28 4:00pm
NR 105, ENVS Department
TBA TBA

December 2018

Wednesday, Thursday, Dec 5/6 Wednesday, 4:00 pm, BNR 102 
Thursday, 4:00 pm, 
ESLC 46
Ecology Center Seminar- Dr. Francesca Cotrufo, Professor & Associate Head, Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, CO TBA

January 2019

Wednesday, Jan 9 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: Kezia Manlove, Assistant Professor, Wildland Resources, USU

“A plague in high places: The strange interactions between disease, climate, and behavior that shape the future of bighorn sheep”


Wednesday, Thursday, Jan 16/17 Wednesday, 4:00pm, LSB 133
Thursday, 4:00 pm, LSB 133
Ecology Center Seminar - Dr. Johanna Varner, Assistant Professor, Biology, Colorado Mesa University, Fort Collins, CO             TBA
Wednesday, Jan 23 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: Clark Rushing, Assistant Professor, Wildland Resources, USU  "Population dynamics of migratory birds across the annual cycle: effects of habitat loss and climate change on population limitation"
Wednesday, Jan 30 4:00pm
NR 105
Wildland Resources Seminar: Dan MacNulty, Associate Professor, Wildland Resources, USU

"Understanding the role of wolves in food webs"

 

February 2019

Wednesday, Feb. 13 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: Tom Stephenson, Senior Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife "Recovering an endangered mountain ungulate: perspectives on time, space, and energy"
Wednesday, Thursday, Feb 20/21 Wednesday, 4:00 pm
Thursday, 4:00 pm
Ecology Center Seminar - Dr. Elizabeth Borer, Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.             TBA 
Wednesday, Feb. 27 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: Susannah French, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, USU “Physiological trade-offs in a changing environment: Costs for individuals and populations”


March 
2019

Wednesday, Mar 6 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: Andrew Felton, Post-Doc, Wildland Resources, USU "Predicting grassland responses to increases in climatic variability and extremity: combing experiments, observations, and modeling."
Wednesday, Mar 13 Spring Break no seminar  
Wednesday, Mar 20 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: Doug Ramsey, Professor, Wildland Resources, USU "After 47 years of remote sensing, clouds are now our friends: Extracting biophysical data from cloud-based platforms."
Wednesday, Thursday, Mar 27/28 Wednesday, 4:00 pm, 
Thursday, 4:00 pm
Ecology Center Seminar - Dr. Tim Essington, Professor & Associate Director, SAFS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA              TBA 

April 2019

Wednesday, April 3 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: Tal Avgar, Assistant Professor, Wildland Resources, USU "Cognitive Space-Use Ecology"
Wednesday, April 10 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: David Stoner, Research Assistant Professor, Wildland Resources, USU TBA 
Wednesday, Thursday, April 17/18 Wednesday, 4:00 pm, 
Thursday, 4:00 pm
Ecology Center Seminar - Dr. Emily Darling, Post Doctoral Fellow, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, ON, Canada  TBA
Wednesday, April 24 4:00 pm, NR 105 Wildland Resources Seminar: Toshpulot Rajabov, Range Ecologist from Uzbekistan visiting USU on a Fulbright TBA