Seminar Series Autumn 2020

Autumn 2020 
SENR Seminar Series

Theme:  Behavioral Response to Ecosystem Change

Day:  Thursdays
Time:  4:10 - 5:30 p.m.
via Zoom (links to access are below)


Dr. Scott Demyan and Dr. Sayeed Mehmood


The SENR Seminar Series is held during the autumn and spring academic semesters. Speakers address a variety of topics that are relevant to the major environmental problems and natural resource management issues of our day. The seminar series reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the School of Environment and Natural Resources in that a variety of experts contribute from fields as diverse as the humanities and social sciences, traditional resource management disciplines, and the biological and physical sciences. The program includes opportunities for interested parties to meet formally and informally with speakers before and after their presentations.This semester's seminar series theme is Behavioral Response to Ecosystem Change.


Autumn Seminar Theme: “Behavioral Response to Ecosystem Change”

Date and Link
Speaker / Panelists
Seminar Titles 

Sept. 3

Zoom Recording


Kip Holley, The Kirwan Institute, The Ohio State University

“Moving Towards Diversity:  Tips for Productive Engagement with Race in Educational, Professional, and Social Settings”

Oct. 1

Zoom Recording

*Please note that there is no content from minutes 33-58 as participants were in breakout rooms. The recording picks up again at minute 58.

Panelists:  Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. (Executive Director of Ohio Council of Churches) and Rev. Marcia Dinkins (Ohio Interfaith Power and Light) 

Moderator: Thelma Velez, School of Environment and Natural Resources 

"Racial Reckoning and the Environmental Movement" 

This panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Ohio State University.

Oct. 29

Zoom Recording

Andrea Basche, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Univ. Of Nebraska-Lincoln 

"Considering the “who” and “how” to achieve landscape diversification and conservation goals"

Nov. 5

Zoom Recording

Jacquelyn Gill, Associate Professor, School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine 

"Seabird Establishment in the Falklands Triggered an Ecosystem State Shift 5000 Years Ago"

Nov. 12

Seminar Recording on YouTube

Andrew Light, University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University

Distinguished Lecture in Ethics - "Creating, Preserving, and Reengaging the Paris Agreement on Climate Change"

Co-hosted by Ohio State's Center for Ethics and Human Values and the School of Environment and Natural Resources. 

Nov. 19

Seminar Recording on YouTube 

Panelists:  Trevor Hedberg, CEHV/College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University; Ramona Ilea, Professor of Philosophy, Pacific University Oregon; and Don Hubin, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, The Ohio State University

"Environmental Impact of Overpopulation: Author Meets Critics" 
Panel Discussion co-hosted by Ohio State's Center for Ethics and Human Values and the School of Environment and Natural Resources.