Department Seminar Series

Fall 2021 GES Seminar Series


Wednesday Sept. 15, 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Dr. Johannes Quaas, Theoretical Meteorology, University of Leipzig.

The recent IPCC assessment report, with a focus on the role of clouds and aerosols

Link for Youtube recording: https://youtu.be/XR6JmRjQQ7k


Wednesday, September 29, 12 noon – 1 pm 

Dr. Jennifer Fluri, Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, University of Colorado-Boulder

Farce Followed by Failure: The US Saving Afghan Women Trope
Link for Youtube recording: https://youtu.be/Q8OsJ3DWr8k
For those interested in the list of organizations to help Afghan refugees, please click on this link.

Wednesday, October 6, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Matthew Fagan, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The forests we need, the forests we create: restoring a degraded planet with ugly maps and space lasers
Link for Youtube recording: https://youtu.be/f0XDnRErKlw


Wednesday, October 13, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Jeffrey Halverson, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

A summer of flash flood disasters in 2021: The new normal in this era of climate change?

Link for Youtube recording: https://youtu.be/M7-3xy4-Dbw


Wednesday, October 20, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Yusuke Kuwayama, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Integrating hydrologic and ecological models into economic analysis of water resource policy

Link for Youtube recording: https://youtu.be/i09dThzFpcE


Wednesday, Oct. 27 – Baltimore Ecosystem Study Annual Meeting, no seminar


Wednesday, Nov. 3, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Megan Latshaw,  Johns Hopkins University, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering

Mr. Samuel Jordan,  President, Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition

Transit Equity and Environmental Health in Baltimore

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


Wednesday, Nov. 10, 12 noon – 1 pm

no GES seminar, instead we are inviting people to attend the following seminar scheduled by Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies:

Dr. Elizabeth Rule, American University

Local Lands and Contemporary Indigenous Issues


Wednesday, Nov. 17, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Brian Harvey, University of Washington

Climate, fire, and the future of forests in the western U.S.

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/7Z49gJwiGQI


Wednesday, Dec. 1, 12 noon – 1 pm

Annual JCET-GES poster session


Wednesday, Dec. 8, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Akira Drake Rodriguez, University of Pennsylvania

Diverging Space for Deviants: The Politics of Atlanta’s Public Housing


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