Fall 2010 Seminar Series (ESSM 681)

Instructor: Dr. Rusty Feagin

Office: 221C Centeq Building B, 1500 Research Parkway
Phone: 862-2612
E-mail: feaginr@tamu.edu

Office Hours: By appointment only. Please contact through e-mail.

Times and Location

Tuesday 4:00 pm
ANIN 317 until Oct. 5


Make-ups or late work on assignments will not be allowed unless the student has a university-excused absence.


Attendance (90 points) + Introduction of speaker (10 points) = 100 points A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59

Course Learning Objectives

Remain up-to-date with the latest research and teaching in ecosystem science and management disciplines

Date Topic Speaker/Affiliation Venue
Aug. 31 Introductions and Assignments ANIN 317
Sep. 7 Anthropogenic alterations of large watersheds and their effects on coastal deltaic processes: Two case Studies of the Mississippi-Atchafalaya and Yangtze (Changjiang) River Systems Tom Bianchi, Professor, Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M University ANIN 317
Sep. 14 Using ecological principles to define habitat restoration success Anna Armitage, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ecosystem Science & Management and Dept. of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University, Galveston ANIN 317
Sep. 21 Sea level rise impacts to a rare wetland forest and the Puerto Rican community Ricardo Colón-Rivera, PhD student, Dept. of Ecosystem Science & Management, Texas A&M University ANIN 317
Sep. 28 Biotic and abiotic drivers of tidal creek growth in sinking salt marshes Steve Pennings, Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Houston ANIN 317
Oct. 5 Second Nature: The Case for Conservation after the Death of Nature Kent Redford, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University 401 RUDDER TOWER
Oct. 12 Solutions when the solution is the problem Michael Woolcock, Senior Social Scientist, World Bank 1110 ALLEN BUILDING, BUSH SCHOOL
Oct. 19 Free Week
Oct. 26 Growth fault control of coastal marsh accretion processes in the northern Gulf of Mexico: A global model? Kevin Yeager, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Marine Science, University of Southern Mississippi 401 RUDDER TOWER
Nov. 2 Free Week
Nov. 9 Brave New Ocean Jeremy Jackson, Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity Conservation, Scripps Institute of Oceanography 401 RUDDER TOWER
Nov. 16 Free Week
Nov. 23 Free Week
Nov. 30 The Hunting Footprint of Amazonian forests: Implications to Ecosystem Structure Carlos Peres, Senior Fellow at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University of East Anglia 401 RUDDER TOWER

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