Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Coming Soon!
The Fall 2021 Environmental Seminar Series schedule will be posted late spring/early summer. 

Recordings of the Fall 2020 seminars are linked below.


September 16

Sarah Nelson, Conservation Research Director, Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA                                             
The Dragonfly Mercury Project: Where Aquatic Invertebrates, Citizen Scientists, and National Parks Intersect to Shed Light on Mercury Risk at a Continental Scale

Nelson Flyer/Abstract      
Recording 9/16/20 Nelson Seminar
(hosted by Elizabeth Burakowski, Earth Sciences Research Center and NRESS Program Faculty)

September 23

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Professor, Soil Biogeochemistry & Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of California/Merced               
Post-Fire Erosion: Implications for Persistence of Pyrogenic Carbon in Soil        
Berhe Flyer/Abstract     
Recording 9/23/20 Berhe Seminar               
(hosted by Natalie Kashi, NRESS Ph.D. candidate)                                      

September 30

Jaclyn Matthes, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Forecasting the Ecosystem Impacts of Moderate Disturbances in Northeastern U.S. Forests

Matthes Flyer/Abstract
No recording for this seminar.
(hosted by Elizabeth Burakowski, Earth Systems Research Center/NRESS Program Faculty)

October 7

Meredith Holgerson, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University
The Importance of Ponds to Global Carbon Budgets

Holgerson Flyer/Abstract
Recording 10/7/20 Holgerson Seminar
(hosted by Clarice Perryman, NRESS Ph.D. Candidate)

October 14

Diego Riveros-Iregui , Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Professor, Department of Geography,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fluxes from Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments in a High-Altitude Tropical Catchment

Riveros-Iregui Flyer/Abstract
Recording 10/14/20 Riveros-Iregui Seminar
(hosted by Allison Herreid, NRESS Ph.D. Student)

October 21

Erin Hotchkiss, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University
Chasing Carbon: What Can Stream Metabolism Tell Us About Terrestrial-Aquatic Linkages and Carbon Fate?
Hotchkiss Flyer/Abstract
Recording 10/21/20 Hotchkiss Seminar
(hosted by Andrew Robison, NRESS Ph.D. Candidate)

October 28

Sparkle Malone, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Florida International University                                
Integrating Aquatic Metabolism and Net Ecosystem CO2 Balance in Calcareous Short- and Long-Hydroperiod Subtropical Freshwater Wetlands

Malone Flyer/Abstract
Recording 10/29/20 Malone Seminar
(hosted by Ruth Varner, Professor, Earth Sciences/NRESS Program Faculty)

November 4

Doug Morton, Chief of the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center;
Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland

Drought and Deforestation as Drivers of Amazon Fire Activity
Morton Flyer/Abstract

Recording 11/4/2020 Morton Seminar
(hosted by Michael Palace, Associate Professor, Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research Center and NRESS Program Faculty)

November 11

No Seminar - Veteran's Day observed (UNH Holiday/Closed)

November 18

Crystal McMichael, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecosystem and Landscape Dynamics, University of Amsterdam
Reconstructing Past Fire Intensities in Paleoecological Records
McMichael Flyer/Abstract

Recording 11/18/2020 McMichael Seminar
(hosted by Michael Palace, Associate Professor, Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research  Center and NRESS Program Faculty)

November 25
No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break
December 2

Eduardo G. Neves, Professor of Archaeology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
What Amazonian Archaeology Can Tell Us About the Future of the Tropics

Neves Flyer/Abstract
Recording 12/2/2020 Neves Seminar
(hosted by Michael Palace, Associate Professor, Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research  Center and NRESS Program Faculty)

Seminar Mini Series #1 (Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28) - The Life Aquatic: Carbon Cycling in Aquatic Ecosystems
Seminar Mini-Series #2 (Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2) - Smoke on the Water: Past, Present, and Future of Amazonian Drought and Fire 


The UNH 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; you must register to receive the online Zoom link
Questions or special neeeds? nress.phd@unh.edu / (603) 862-2227