Department Seminar: Fall 2014

Department of Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Fall 2014
Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., 108 Clark Hall
Refreshments in the foyer at 3:15 p.m.

August 28

Arnico Panday, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental, UVA; Senior Atmospheric Scientist & Program Coordinator, Atmosphere Initiative, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Title: “ICIMOD’s Atmosphere Initiative: Atmospheric Research, Policy and Pollution Mitigation in the Himalaya Region”

September 4

Ben Bond-Lamberty, Research Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, partnership of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland.

Title: “Moderate Forest Disturbance as a Stringent Test for Gap and Big-leaf Models”

Host: Atkins/Epstein

September 11

Ralph Allen, Professor-Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, UVa Radiation Safety Officer, Associate Vice President for Research, Director of Environmental Health & Safety

Title: “Devoting your life to scientific research does not mean that you should actually risk your life (besides the granting and regulatory agencies will make sure that you don’t)”

Host: Smith

September 18

Grace Wilkinson, Ph.D. Student, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

Title: “Patterns of Terrestrial Resources Used by Zooplankton in Lakes”

Host: Pace

September 25

Andre Huth


Host: Shugart

October 2

Pierre Gentine, Professor, Dept of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University

Title: “Constraints on Evapotranspiration in the Coupled Land-Atmosphere System and With Plant Physiological Traits”

Host: D’Odorico

October 9

Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Title: “The Moment in Time for Chesapeake Bay Restoration”

Host: Galloway

October 16

Jonathan Walter, Ph.D. Student, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

Title: “Spatial and Temporal Variability in the Spread of the Gypsy Moth in North America”

Host: Haynes

October 23

Dian Seidel, Air Resources Laboratory, NOAA

Title: “Perspectives on Climate Engineering”

Host: De Wekker

October 30

Temple Lee, Ph.D. Student, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia


Host: De Wekker

November 6

Isabel Reche, University of Granada

Title: “Influence of Saharan Dust Deposition on Alpine Lakes in Southern Europe”

Host: Pace

November 13

Willis Jenkins, Dept of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Title: “Ethics in the Anthropocene”

Host: Wiberg

November 20

Elena Bennett, McGill University

Title: “Ecosystem Services from Agriculture: Designing Multifunctional Landscapes”

Host: Pace

November 27

Thanksgiving Break

December 4

Kelly Dorgan, Senior Marine Scientist, Dauphin Island Sea Lab; Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of South Alabama

Title: “Burrowing in Marine Sediments: Strategies of Moving Through Muds and Sands”

Host: Murphy/Reidenbach