2013 - 2014 Seminar Schedule

    (All seminars are on Tuesday at 3:30 pm and are held in theTuring Auditorium, unless otherwise noted)


Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Sarah Hobbie Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior University of Minnesota A Watershed Approach to Understanding Urban Eutrophication
May 6
Bruce Hungate Professor, Center for Ecosystem Science and Society, Northern Arizona University The Microbial Ecology of Soil Carbon
APR 22
Max Moritz U.C. Cooperative Extension, Ecosystem Sciences Division Environmental Science, Policy & Management Department, University of California, Berkeley Global fire ecology: some research opportunities and challenges
APR 15
Ruth DeFries Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Columbia University Tropical Land Use in an Urban World
MAR 18
Kerry Emanuel Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate Massachusetts Institute of Technology The Problem of Hurricanes and Climate
Noah Diffenbaugh Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, and Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University. Testing the influence of observed global warming on the likelihood of unprecedented extreme climate events
FEB 18
Marion O'Leary Advancement Consultant, DGE The Milestones Cabaret: My Tale of Science and Music
Kenneth Feeley Assistant Professor of Biology, Florida International University. Running From the Heat: Can tropical forests shift their distributions to remain at equilibrium with climate
JAN 28
Robert Jackson Kevin and Michelle Douglas Professor of Environment and Energy; Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment;Senior Fellow in the Precourt Institute for Energy - Stanford University. Carbon-water interactions of negative emission scenarios
JAN 21
Peter Frumhoff Director of Science and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists Building Climate Accountability in a Distracted Age: Science as a Catalyst for Change
JAN 14
Paulo Brando Postdoc, Asner Lab, DGE The Amazon forest “dieback” hypothesis: what do we really know?
DEC 16
Markus Reichstein Director, Department Biogeochemical Integration, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Climate extremes and the carbon cycle — an impact perspective
NOV 19
John Chiang Associate Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley Extratropical Cooling, Interhemispheric Thermal Gradients, and Tropical Climate Change
OCT 29
Bruno Tremblay Assistant Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University Rapid sea ice decline: an ocean mechanism
Solomon Hsiang Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict
SEP 30
Yadvinder Malhi Professor of Ecosystem Science at the School of Geography and the Environment and Programme Leader in Ecosystems at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford The growth, viomass and functioning of tropical forests: new insights from a whole carbon budget perspective?


2012 - 2013 Seminars

2011 - 2012 Seminars

2010 - 2011 Seminars

2009 - 2010 Seminars

2008 - 2009 Seminars

2007 - 2008 Seminars