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GES Seminar Series

Tropical forests getting their fix: The patterns, controls, and effects of symbiotic nitrogen-fixing trees in regenerating tropical forests
Benton Taylor,
Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


GES 701 faculty panel – Navigating sticking points in the research process

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


Bringing Social, Information, and Natural Sciences
Together to Understand Human Transformation of Earth
Dr. Erle Ellis, Professor, Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

The principal investigator of a UMBC-led “massively collaborative” project published in Science magazine will describe how archaeologists, geographers, and information science came together to show that human societies began transforming Earth thousands of years earlier than known by Earth scientists; evidence for an earlier Anthropocene.

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: ITE 229


Redefining aquatic habitat connectivity for urban catchments
Dr. Anne Timm, USDA Forest Service, Baltimore

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


GES 701 faculty panel – Scholarly writing: Getting started, getting through, and knowing when you’re finished

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


Venezuelan migration to Peru: Reworking notions of solidarity, conflict and deservingness in Lima
Dr. Dena Aufseeser, Assistant Professor, Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


Protecting Public Health and the Environment in a Changing Climate.
Dr. Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Dr. Scheraga leads EPA’s work on climate adaptation to ensure the agency continues to fulfill its mission of protecting public health and the environment even as the climate changes. A central focus of this effort is supporting states, tribes, local communities, and businesses as they prepare for and increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. In December 2015, Dr. Scheraga was honored with a Presidential Rank Award, the highest honor given to career members of the federal Senior Executive Service. Dr. Scheraga was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

The following is an article from last September’s Brown Alumni Monthly about his work. https://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/articles/2018-09-05/weather-warrior

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Fine Arts Recital Hall


All the way to the Bank: Urban Redevelopment and the Quest for Profits After the Crisis
Dr. Renee Tapp, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: TBA


GES 701 faculty panel – Policy, politics, and the public: how do/should scholars get involved?

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Sondheim 001


JCET Poster Session – Sondheim basement hallway

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm

Plant community responses to hydrologic changes in Pacific Northwest urban and coastal ecosystems

Dr. Alan Yeakley, Professor and Chair, Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

Date: Postponed to Spring 2020
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: TBA


 

(to see a list of previous GES Seminars click here)