Olin/Rice Halls of Science, Room 249
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
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