School of the Environment Winter Speakers Seminar - (ESM 407/507)
Winter 2018 Seminar
With generous support from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, I am happy to again host the SOE winter quarter seminar speaker series. Below you will also find information on winter quarter SOE speaker series going back to the winter 2015, including videos of each seminar. This year we will capitalize on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences research cluster theme of community resilience in socio-ecological systems. I have asked each speaker to present on an aspect of their current research that they are excited about, and to reflect on how the concepts of “community”, “resilience”, and “social-ecological systems” intersect with their research. I have invited speakers from across CLAS departments to showcase relevant research ongoing in our college as well as speakers from outside of PSU to bring new ideas to our community. Each seminar will be video recorded, and videos and powerpoint presentation slides will be posted below.
Max Nielsen-Pincus and Samantha Hamlin, Dept of Environmental Science & Management, PSU
Discuss syllabus, assignments, and introduce the community resilience in SES concepts
Andres Holz, Assistant Professor, Dept of Geography, PSU
Altered Fire Regimes and Feedbacks: Socio-Ecological Lessons from temperate southern hemisphere's forests
Matt Hamilton, Research Fellow, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
Collaborative Networks and Wildfire Risk Mitigation in the Eastern Cascades
Sahan Dissanayake, Assistant Professor, Dept of Economics, PSU
Coastal conservation and sea-level rise: A portfolio maximization approach for climate adaptation
Melissa Haeffner, Assistant Professor, Dept of Environmental Science & Management, PSU
The human face of resilience
Derric Jacobs, Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dept of Environmental Science & Management, PSU
Network governance in managing wildfire risks
Elise Granek, Professor, Dept of Environmental Science & Management, PSU
Emerging contaminants in our oceans: where, what, and why does it matter for ecological community resilience?
Max Nielsen-Pincus, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science & Management, PSU
The Restoration Economy: Conceiving Restoration in the Context of Resilience
Jesse Abrams, Faculty Research Associate, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon
Resilience on the Range: An Alternative Model for Community Wildfire Protection
Dave Ervin, Senior Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Professor Emeritus, PSU
Building Community Cooperation for Common Pool Resource Resilience: The Herbicide Resistance Challenge
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Winter 2017 Seminar
With generous support from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, the PSU Ecosystem Services for Urbanizing Regions IGERT program, the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the USDA Forest Service, and PSU's School of the Environment, I am happy to host a speaker series focusing on climate adaptation during the winter quarter of 2017. Below you will also find information on winter quarter SOE speaker series beginning with the winter 2015. This year doctoral students supported by the National Science Foundation invited an exciting set of speakers to broaden the discussion at Portland State University about climate adaptation. Speakers will discuss a broad array of topics ranging related to climate adaptation, and each seminar will be video recorded, and videos and powerpoint presentation slides will be posted below.
Winter 2016 Seminar Agenda
The seminar was attended weekly by approximately 100 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students, as well as university faculty, USFS staff, and members of the public.
Winter 2015 Seminar Agenda
The seminar was attended weekly by over 50 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students, as well as university faculty and members of the public.