Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Disturbance in the Anthropocene

Understanding environmental disturbances is of heightened importance in the Anthropocene. As human activities have begun to have a significant global impact, our environments are changing at a rapid rate. This seminar series explores shifts and underlying drivers of disturbance across biomes—including desert, forest, savannah, tundra, urban, and aquatic systems. In light of such changes, these discussions will provide valuable exchange of information for students and researchers irrespective of the ecosystem in which they are working.

Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., HFSB 104
Social gathering at Blackwater Draw in Northgate, starting at 5:30 p.m.

DateSpeaker
September 20 Lightning Panel, Introduction to the seminar theme
September 27 Dr. Lee Frelich – Forest ecology, climate change
Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
October 4 Dr. Anna Armitage - Coastal and wetlands ecology
Department of Ecosystem Science & Management, Texas A&M University
October 11 Dr. Joe Veldman – Plant and fire ecology, conservation biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University
October 18 Dr. Skip Van Bloem – Disturbance ecology, tropical ecology
Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Clemson University
October 25 Dr. Asko Noormets – Forest ecophysiology
Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University
November 1 Dr. David Briske – Rangeland ecology
Department of Ecosystem Science & Management, Texas A&M University
November 8 Dr. Dorothy Peteet – Paleoecology and climate modeling
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University
November 15 Dr. Lise Aubry – Population ecology
Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University