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Spring 2020

The seminars are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Student Services Building Room 170 (SSB 170). 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.

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

 & Dr. Jing Yan, UC Merced. What lies beneath? Towards an integrative understanding plant feedbacks to the mismatched distribution of soil resources

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



April 8, 2020: Dr. Paul Koch, UC Santa Cruz. Host: Dr. Sora Kim

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. 

April 22, 2020: Dr. Jim Mihelcic, USF Water Institute. Host: Dr. Josh Viers.

April 29, 2020: Dr. Stan Sander, NASA JPL. Host: Dr. Martha Conklin 

May 6, 2020: Dr. Tirtha Banerjee, UC Irvine. Host: Dr. Martha Conklin