Department Seminar: Spring 2014

Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Spring 2014
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., 108 Clark Hall
Refreshments in the foyer at 3:00 p.m.

January 16th

Sven Kranz, Geosciences, Princeton University

Title: “Phytoplankton in a Changing Ocean: Physiological Responses of Tropical N2 Fixing Cyanobacteria and Antarctic Diatoms”

Host: Wiberg

January 23rd

Samir Suweis, Department of Physics, University of Padova, Italy

Title: The More, the Better: the Architecture of Mutualistic Ecological Networks

Host: D’Odorico

January 30th

Steven Goodbred Jr., Professor, Vanderbilt University

Title: “World’s Biggest Delta vs. Densest Population: Coupled Human-Landscape Interactions in Bangladesh and the Ganges-Brahmaputra River Delta

Host: Wiberg

February 5th

Lawrence E. Band, Professor of Geography and Director, Institute for the Environmental, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Title: “Critical Zone Processes at the Watershed Scale: Hydroclimate and Groundwater Flowpath-Mediated Evolution of Forest Canopy Patterns”

Host: Herman

February 6th

Rick Webb, Projects Coordinator, Shenandoah Watershed Study – VA Trout Stream Sensitivity Study, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

Title: “Virginia’s Mountain Streams: What We Have Learned in Thirty-five Years of Research”

Host: Galloway

February 13thCANCELLED

Perre Gentine, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

Title: “Survival Strategies to Drought and Nonlinear Feedback to Climate”

Host: D’Odorico

February 20th



Host: Davis

February 27th



Host: Davis

March 6th

Michael Engel, School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma

Title: “The Application of Carbon and Sulfur Isotopes of Crude Oils for Reconstructing Secular Change in the History of the Oceans”

Host: Macko

March 13th

Spring Break

March 20th

William Gammage, Australian National University

Title: “The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia”

Host: Macko

March 27th

Cristian Gudasz, Princeton University

Title: “Linking Terrestrial and Aquatic Organic Carbon in Boreal Lake Sediments”

Host: Seekell

April 3rd – Moore Lecture

Tim Flannery, Macquarie University, Australia

Title: “The Critical Decade: A Mid-term Assessment of our Prospects for Avoiding Climatic Catastrophe”

Host: Macko

April 10th

Paolo D’Odorico, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

Title: “Achieving Food Security by Trading and Grabbing Water”

April 17th

Verena Seufert, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Title: “The Potential Contribution of Organic Farming to Global Sustainable Food Security”

Host: Galloway

April 24th

Heinz-Georg Baum, Professor, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Fulda Germany

Title: “Rethinking Germany’s Packaging Ordinance”

Host: Thomson