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Fall 2019

The seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Student Services Building Room 130 (SSB 130). In case of questions, please contact the ES Seminar Leads.

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.

August 28, 2019: Dr. Maria J. Santos, University of Zurich. Biodiversity and Social-ecological Co-evolution in the Context of Global Change. (Read Abstract and Bio) Host: Dr. Erin Hestir.

September 4, 2019:  Syllabus Review - NO PUBLIC SEMINAR

September 11, 2019: Dr. Kevin Orner, UC Berkley. Addressing Multiple Sustainable Development Goals and Grand Challenges through Nutrient Management. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Colleen Naughton.

September 18, 2019: Jon Reiter, Cavalrei. Water in the Agricultural Sector. (Read Abstract and Bio) Host: Dr. Josué Medellin-Azuara.

September 25, 2019: Dr. John Callaway, Delta Science Program and Delta Stewardship Council. Applying Science to Management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and San Francisco Estuary. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Josué Medellin-Azuara.

October 2, 2019: Dr. Aradnha Tripati, UC Los Angeles. Glacial Climate from Clumped Isotope Thermometry. (Read Abstract and Bio).  Host: Dr. Asmeret Berhe.

October 9, 2019: Mid-semester reflection & evaluation - NO PUBLIC SEMINAR

October 16, 2019: Dr. Nancy Love, University of Michigan. Environmental Engineering and Science Academic Scholarship in Service to Society: Our Role and Responsibility. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Colleen Naughton.

October 23, 2019: Dr. Ryan Peek, UC Davis. Bridging Troubled Waters: Merging Disciplines for Conservation in Freshwater Ecosystems. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Joshua Viers.

October 30, 2019: Dr. Samantha Ying, UC Riverside. The Many Faces of Manganese: an Under-recognized Contaminant & Driver of Biogeochemical Cycles. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Rebecca Ryals.

November 6, 2019: Dr. Marie-Odile Fortier. From Bioenergy to Ocean Energy, Location Affects the Life Cycle Climate Change Impacts of Emerging Energy Systems. (Read Abstract and Bio)

November 13, 2019:  SEMINAR CANCELED

November 20, 2019: Dr. Max J. Krause, US EPA. Five Days in EPA’s Office of Research and Development. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Marie-Odile Fortier.

November 27, 2019: THANKSGIVING - NO SEMINAR

December 4, 2019: Dr. Chelsea Carey, Point Blue Conservation Science. Restoration and sustainability of California's Rangelands. (Read Abstract and Bio). Host: Dr. Stephen C. Hart.

December 11, 2019: Dr. Ralf Zimmermann, Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Rostock, Germany and Helmholtz Zentrum München, Germany, New methods and instruments for accessing the composition, sources and health-relevance of aerosols: From lung cell exposure-based biological effects analysis to single-particle laser mass spectrometry; followed by End of Semester Discussion. Hosts: Dr. Fabian V. Filipp & Dr. Wolfgang F. Rogge.