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Department of Natural Resources

Fall Seminar Series 2019

Pushing the Edge of Natural Resources

Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

G24 Fernow


September 3

James P.  Lassoie,  Professor, DNR, Cornell University.  Pushing the Edge of Natural Resources Science and Management: A 50-Year  Reflection

September 10

R. Jamie Herring, President, Habitat Seven. Communicating Climate Risks: Challenges and Opportunities for Connecting Climate Data to Decision Makers

September 17

Jeffrey A. Langholz, Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA . Private Means, Public Benefit: Reflections on Twenty Years              Working with Privately Protected Natural Areas Worldwide

September 24     

Rainer V. Assé, Agricultural Advisor, US  Agency for International Development Washington, DC. Transboundary Conflicts of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Sahelian Transhumance and Mexican Waters


October 1     

 Matthew L. Miller, Director of Science Communication, The Nature Conservancy, Boise, ID. Global and Regional Fisheries in an Era of Broader   Environmental Degradation


October 8          

 Lawrence A. Fisher, Research Professor. School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. The Challenges of Forest   Governance in a Changing World


 October 15          Fall Break


October 22   

Caroline J. Stem, Senior Program Officer, Foundation of Success, Saratoga Springs, NY. Measuring What Matters for Conservation Decision Making


 October 29          

 Michael P. Hamilton, Resident Director (retired), Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, University of California Natural Reserve System.  Animal, Vegetable, Robot: How   Eco-technologies have Transformed Field Research and Conservation Science at Ecological Reserves


 November 5       

 Johanne Pelletier, Postdoctoral Fellow, ACSF, Cornell University. The Needs and Challenges for Reducing Emissions from Land-use Change


 November 12

 Carolyn Peach Brown, Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Studies, University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. An   Exploration of Institutions and Resilience in the Context of Climate Change in Central Africa


November 19  

Heidi Kretser, Deputy Director, Conservation and Communities, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY. Can We Achieve Conservation Without Undue Harm to Humans? Social Safeguards in the Global Conservation Community


 November 26          

 Leo Louis, M.S. Candidate, DNR, Cornell University. Another Way to Tell Time: Ecological Calendars in the Oneida Lake Watershed


 December 3 

 Kimberly L. Bothi ,  Director, Global Engineering and Faculty Advisor, UD Engineers Without Borders University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Alternative   Ecosystems: Finding Purpose and Creating Impact Across Disciplines in Higher Education


 December 10     

 Stephen F. Siebert, College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. The Ecological Importance of Historic Land Uses