EnviroThursday Fall 2014

Presentations take place at 12 noon, Olin-Rice Room 250

September 11, 2014

"Organizing a Carrotmob"
Speakers:  Samantha Burlager '15 and Li Guan '15

September 18, 2014

"Helping Forests Adapt to a Changing Climate"
Speaker:  Leslie Brandt, Climate Change Specialist, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the USDA Forest Service

Climate change has the potential to alter forest composition and productivity through direct changes in temperature and precipitation and through the effects of physical and biological disturbance. Forest managers face the immense challenge of integrating the inherent uncertainties of a changing climate into a wide variety of management decisions. To help address this challenge, we developed the Climate Change Response Framework: a collaborative approach among researchers, managers, and landowners to integrate climate change considerations into decision-making. This presentation will provide an overview of the Climate Change Response Framework and case studies of how we have applied the framework to help forests, and the people who manage them, adapt to a changing climate throughout the Midwest.

Leslie Brandt's work focuses on climate change adaptation and outreach for natural resource managers in the Midwest and Northeast. She has a PhD in Ecology from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College.

September 25, 2014


October 2, 2014

Environmental Studies Study Abroad Informational Meeting

October 9, 2014

Speaker:  Gabriel Filippelli, Professor of Earth Sciences and Director of the Center for Urban Health, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Formerly Foreign Affairs Officer/Senior Science Advisor, U.S. Department of State

October 16, 2014

Speaker:  Molly Van Avery, Artist Organizer for the Lyndale Gardens Project in Richfield

October 23, 2014

No EnviroThursday - Fall Break

October 30, 2014

Speaker:  Robert Rose, Wildlife Conservation Society (and Humphrey Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies)

November 6, 2014

Speaker:  Dawn Biehler, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

November 13, 2014


November 20, 2014 - JBD Lecture Hall, Campus Center

Speaker:  Bruce Rich, Attorney with Environmental Defense Fund