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Spring 2021


The seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm on Zoom: 

In case of questions, please contact the ES Seminar Leads.



January 20, 2021: Syllabus Review and Course introduction - NO PUBLIC SEMINAR

January 27, 2021: Matto Mildenberger - UC Santa Barbara - "Will the effects of climate change reshape the politics of climate policy?" - Faculty host: Roger Bales

February 3, 2021: Kyle Davis - University of Delaware - "Large-scale land investments and their socio-environmental effects in the tropics" - Faculty host: Roger Bales

February 10, 2021: Fonna Forman - UC San Diego - "Climate Justice Here and Now: Practical Ethics for Urgent Times" - Faculty host: Roger Bales

February 17, 2021: Benis Egoh - UC Irvine - "Moving beyond ecosystem services as an argument for biodiversity conservation: lessons from IPBES" - Faculty host: Roger Bales

February 24, 2021: Asa Bradman - UC Merced - "20 Years and Strong: The CHAMACOS Community-University Partnership" - Faculty host: Roger Bales

March 3, 2021: Lauren Parker - UC Davis - "Saving Eden: What climate change could mean for California agriculture and what we can do about it." - Faculty host: John Abatzoglou

March 10, 2021: Julie Sze - UC Davis - "Situating Climate Justice and Sustainability: Connections, Convergence, and Confounding." - Faculty host: Roger Bales

March 17, 2021: Beth Rose Middleton - UC Davis - "Addressing Indigenous Environmental Injustice in California Water Policy" - Faculty host: Roger Bales

March 24, 2021: Spring Break - NO PUBLIC SEMINAR 

March 31, 2021: Thirtha Banerjee - UC Irvine - "A micrometeorological perspective into wildland fire dynamics" - Faculty host: Martha Conklin

April 7, 2021: Deepti Singh - Washington State University - "Influence of climate variability and change on concurrent regional droughts" - Faculty host: John Abatzoglou

April 14, 2021: Melissa Kenney - University of Minnesota - "Human-Environmental Decision Support Systems" - Faculty host: John Abatzoglou

April 21, 2021: Jim Mihelcic - University of South Florida - "Getting the Lead (Pb) Out: Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing Lead Exposure in Sub-Saharan Africa" - Faculty host: Joshua Viers

April 28, 2021: Tina Cannon Leahy  - State Water Resource Control Board (Attorney IV) - "Never let a good crisis go to waste: lessons from SGMA on the art of the possible" - Faculty host: Josué Medellín-Azuara

May 5, 2021: David Pellow - UC Santa Barbara - " 'The Water was Black': Theorizing and Confronting Environmental Injustices in Carceral Institutions" - Faculty host: Roger Bales