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.

Date

Jan 11



Jan 18



Jan 25



Feb 1



Feb 8



Feb 15


Feb 22




Mar 1




Mar 8



Mar 15

Speaker

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

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.