Snacks and beverages will be provided during the seminar sessions. The ES Seminar offers only vegan or vegetarian food to decrease our environmental footprint and to respect animal rights. Please, bring your own mug to the seminar to reduce waste.
January 22, 2020: Syllabus Review - NO PUBLIC SEMINAR
January 29, 2020: Dr. Stu Weiss, Creekside Center for Earth Observation. Smog is Fertilizer: The Long and Winding Road from the Pages of Conservation Biology to a Regional Habitat Conservation Plan. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Rebecca Ryals
February 5, 2020: Dr. Judy Drexler, USGS California Water Science Center. Soils as a Key to Understanding Wetland Formation, Disturbance, and Sustainability. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Erin Hestir and Christiana Ade (PhD Student).
February 12, 2020: Dr. Manuela Girotto, UC Berkeley. Data Assimilation of Terrestrial Water Storage, Snow, and Soil Moisture: Challenges and Opportunities. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Roger Bales
February 19, 2020: Dr. Angel Fernandez Bou, UC Merced. How leaf-cutter ant nests change soil CO2 dynamics in Neotropical rainforests
February 26, 2020: Alexander Petersen, Management of Complex Systems, UC Merced. Host: Dr. Mike Dawson
March 4, 2020: Thomas Kirchstetter, Energy Analysis & Environmental Impacts Division, Berkeley Lab. Host: Dr. Marc Beutel.
March 11, 2020: Dr. Paul Selmants, USGS Western Geographic Physical Scientist. Ecosystem carbon balance in the Hawaiian Islands under different scenarios of land use and climate change. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Stephen C. Hart.
March 18, 2020: TBD
March 25, 2020: SPRING RECESS - NO SEMINAR
April 1, 2020: MID SEMESTER REFLECTION - NO PUBLIC SEMINAR
April 15, 2020: Dr. Sarah Brower. Water Resources Specialist for City of San Diego. The Hodges Water Quality Improvement Program: An integrated approach to improving water quality and water reliability in San Diego. Host: Dr. Marc Beutel and Byran Fuhrmann.