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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

Fighting Surging Seas in a Changing Climate: Defending Coastlines at all Costs or Strategic Retreat to High Ground? Dr. Ming Li, Professor, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/iM1vrap4vSE

If you find the soundtrack difficult to understand you can watch this other recording from an earlier presentation of the same seminar:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/HEqbfCWXqgfHAC5ywjhMxhA5ForAu8oEIjlzQsJjshMwPZxMCKz5hJNzoIk8oaOj.BN6OEhYROvPkMDTj

Passcode: #wsJza5$


Wednesday, November 18, 12 noon- 1 pm ET

Dr. Yolanda Valencia’s seminar is postponed until the Spring 2021 semester. Instead we have two short presentations:

Cloudbursts of the Mid-Atlantic – Drs. Jim Smith and Mary Lynn Baeck, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

What can floods in Baltimore-area urban watersheds tell us about climate change? – Dr. Andy Miller, Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfmO75Qp7TM


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

Youtube link:  https://youtu.be/1WLwHC9K7o0


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