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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Spring 2016 SENR Seminar Series



ENR 8980

Day:  Thursdays

Time:  4:10 - 5:30 p.m.

Location:  164 Howlett Hall
Instructors: Kristi Lekies and Cathy Rakowski

Previous SENR Seminars

Autumn 2015

Spring 2015

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. 
Jan. 28

Eucalyptus in South China -- The Good, The Bad, and The ?

Roger Williams
Associate Professor of Forest Ecosystem Analysis & Management, OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources

Feb. 4

Lessons from the Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) a Century Ago

David Blockstein
Senior Scientist, National Council for Science and Environment, Project Passenger Pigeon

Feb. 18

The Salience of Diversity and Inclusivity in Environmental Organizations: Current Status and Future Strategies

Dorceta Taylor
Professor of Environmental Sociology, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment

Co-sponsored by the OSU Department of Sociology and the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Mar. 10

The Bridges between Science, Policy and Action — Lessons Learned from the Delaware River Basin and Beyond

Carol Collier
Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Agroecosystems Management Program.

Mar. 24

Economics of Modern Energy Boomtowns: Do Oil and Gas Shocks Differ from Shocks in the Rest of the Economy?

Mark Partridge
Swank Chair in Rural-Urban Policy, Professor, OSU Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

Apr. 7

Transnational Amenity Migration to Costa Rica: Are Ticos and Amenity Migrants Getting Along and in Tune in Regards to the Natural Environment?

David Matarrita-Cascante
Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Apr. 21

Climate and Agriculture: Opportunities for Midwestern Agriculture

Jerry Hatfield
Laboratory Director and Supervisory Plant Physiologist, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment
Director, Midwest Region Climate Hub