Department Seminar Series

Spring 2022 GES Seminar Series

Wednesday Feb. 2, 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Dr. Bette Gebrian, Executive Director, Grand’Anse Health & Development Association, .Jèrèmie, Haiti

Haiti Resilience and Recovery

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Wednesday, Feb. 9, 12 noon – 1 pm 

Dr. Deondre Smiles, Department of Geography, University of Victoria

Geographic Indigenous Futures

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Wednesday, Feb. 16, 12 noon – 1 pm

Sean Kinard, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Effects of Rainfall on Stream Fish Communities

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Wednesday, Feb. 23, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Susan Sterett, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Warning of displacement in a changing climate: loss, choice, uncertainty

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Wednesday, Mar. 2, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Patrick Bigger, Climate + Community Project

Debt Justice for Climate Reparations

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Wednesday, Mar. 16, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Jack Schmidt,  Director, Center for Colorado River Studies, Utah State University

The Future of the Colorado River

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Wednesday, Mar. 30, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Luis Fernandez, Executive Director, Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation, and Research Professor, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University

Calculating the True Price of Gold: Science and Conservation to Develop a Multidimensional Characterization of Ecosystem Degradation by Artisanal Gold Mining in the Amazon

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Wednesday, Apr. 6, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Kelly Kay, Department of Geography, UCLA

Scale, Labor, and the Los Angeles Green New Deal Plan

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Wednesday, Apr. 13, 12 noon – 1 pm

Jeannie Lee, Senior Advisor for NEPA. White House Council on Environmental Quality

Jomar Maldonado, Director for the National Environmental Policy Act, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Big and Little NEPAs: Current and Past Regulatory Initiatives Affecting the National Environmental Policy Act and the California Environmental Quality Act

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Wednesday, Apr. 20, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Naomi Schwartz, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

Tropical forests in a changing world: impacts of land use and climate extremes on tropical second-growth forests

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Wednesday, Apr. 27, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Tianna Bruno, Department of Geography & the Environment, University of Texas at Austin

Ecological Memory and Black Sense of Place in the Biophysical Afterlife of Slavery

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Wednesday, May 4, 12 noon – 1 pm

Lara Fowler, Senior Lecturer, Penn State Law; Assistant Director, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment; Affiliate Faculty, Penn State School of International Affairs

Working in the Valley of Death: Bridging Differences and Finding Solutions to Challenging Environmental and Societal Issues

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Wednesday, May 11, 12 noon – 1 pm

Dr. Camilla Hawthorne, Department of Sociology/Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, University of California – Santa Cruz

Contesting Race and Citizenship in the Black Mediterranean

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