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GES Seminar Series – Fall 2020

All seminars open to anyone interested in attending.


Wednesday, September 16th, 12 noon – 1 pm ET

The Production of Jakarta’s Water Crisis: A Political Ecology of Speculative Urbanism
Dr. Emma Colven (she/her/hers), Assistant Professor, Department of International and Area Studies, David L. Boren College of International Studies,University of Oklahoma


Wednesday, September 30, 12 noon – 1 pm ET

High resolution monitoring of urban and boreal forest ecosystems using UAV and Planet SkySat
Dr. Michael Alonzo, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, American University

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcnmCWJWhRk


Wednesday, October 7, 12 noon – 1 pm ET

The Black Butterfly: the harmful politics of race and space in America
Dr. Lawrence Brown, Associate Professor, Population Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP99yLY-j2Q&t=3s


Friday, October 16, 12 noon – 1 pm ET

Keys to Improving Outcomes of Tree Planting Campaigns
Dr. Karen Holl, Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr.  Matthew Fagan, Assistant Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC
Dr. Pedro Brancalion, Department of Forest Sciences, University of São Paulo

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqWp65AtgZc&feature=youtu.be


Weds., Oct. 21, 12 noon – 1 pm ET

How green stormwater infrastructure design can induce or prevent plant physiological stress
Dr. Joshua Caplan, Research Associate, Architecture & Environmental Design, Temple University

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBUufKJ6Lpg&feature=youtu.be


October 28-29 – Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting


Wednesday, November 4 – Day after election, no seminar


Wednesday, November 11, 12 noon – 1 pm ET

Impacts of climate change and coastline management on inundation in Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay
Dr. Ming Li, Professor, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science


Wednesday, November 18, 12 noon- 1 pm ET

COVID-19 and its Effects on Latinx Immigrant Communities: Joining the call for abolition
Dr. Yolanda Valencia, Assistant Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC


Wednesday, December 2, 12 noon – 1 pm ET

Urban green space and belonging: Struggles for justice and nature in Central Park
Dr. Dawn Biehler, Associate Professor of Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC


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