Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Fall 2019
2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays - James Hall G46
(*Exception: Monday, Sept. 23)

Wednesday, Sept. 11 Tackling Sustainable Intensification in Pasture 
Eleanor Campbell
- Research Scientist, Earth Systems Research Center at UNH
(hosted by Steve Frolking, NRESS Program Chair)
Wednesday, Sept. 18 Canaries in the Salt Marsh: Coastal Marsh Conservation as Sea Levels Rise
Chris Elphick - Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Connecticut/Storrs
(hosted by Adrienne Kovach, NRESS/NREN Faculty)
Monday, Sept. 23 Accounting for Nature’s Benefits to People
Stephen Polasky - Regents Professor & Fesler-Lampert Professor of  Ecological/Environmental Economics at the University of Minnesota
(hosted by Shadi Atallah, NRESS/NREN Faculty)
Wednesday, Oct. 2 Cities as Laboratories of Change:  Social Ecological Implications of an Urbanizing World 
Sharon Hall - Professor, School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University
(hosted by Alix Contosta, NRESS Faculty)
Wednesday, Oct. 9 Trees New York: "Learning While Doing" - An Approach to Tree Stewardwship with the Recruitment and Engagement of Volunteers to Remove Barriers that Prevent Urban Youth from Entering Environmental Careers 
Nelson Villarrubia - Executive Director at Trees New York
(hosted by Alexandra Evans, NRESS Ph.D. Candidate)
Wednesday, Oct. 16 Patterns and Processes of Microbial Distributions Across Scales
Stephanie Kivlin - Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of TN/Knoxville
(hosted by Emily Whalen, NRESS Ph.D. Candidate)
Wednesday, Oct. 23 Do Microorganisms Play by the Same Rules as “Macro”-Organisms? Exploring Assembly and Biodiversity–function Relationships in Microbial Communities
Jessica Ernakovich - Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment at UNH
(hosted by Emily Whalen, NRESS Ph.D. Candidate)
Wednesday, Oct. 30 Linking Patterns and Processes in Microbial Community Assembly
Benjamin Wolfe - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at Tufts University
(hosted by Stacey Doherty, NREN M.S. Student)
Wednesday, Nov. 6 Cities, Landscape Fragmentation & the Carbon Cycle: Are we Measuring in the Right Places?
Lucy Hutyra - Associate Professor, Earth & Environment at Boston University
(hosted by Alix Contosta, NRESS Faculty)
Wednesday, Nov. 13 Natural Climate Solutions
Peter Ellis - Forest Carbon Scientist at the Nature Conservancy
(hosted by Scott Ollinger, NRESS/NREN Faculty)
Wednesday, Nov. 20 Understanding Whole-plant Nonstructural Carbohydrate Storage in a Changing  World
Morgan Furze - Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
(hosted by Scott Ollinger, NRESS/NREN Faculty)
Wednesday, Nov. 27 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday, Dec. 4 Let’s Talk about the Birds and the Bees: Backyard Habitats in Suburban Yards
Susannah Lerman - Adjunct Research Professor/Research Ecologist at USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
(hosted by Alix Contosta, NRESS Faculty)
Seminar Mini Series #1 - Ecology In, Of, and For Cities (Oct. 2, 9, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4 )
Seminar Mini-Series #2 - Perceptions of our Microbial World (Oct. 16,23 and 30)
Seminar Mini-Series #3 - Values and Vulnerabilities of Ecosystems (Sept. 18, 23 and Nov 13)

The Fall Environmental Sciences Seminar Series is sponsored by Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science (NRESS) Ph.D. Program, in partnership with the Earth Systems Research Center, and the Natural Resources and the Environment and Earth Science Departments.

Free - all are welcome (no RSVP necessary)
Questions or special neeeds? nress.phd@unh.edu / (603) 862-2227