The Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation department’s seminar is organized by Kevin McGuire this spring. The line up of speakers is awesome. Should be a great seminar series!
|February 4||Matt Brinckman – Mid-Atlantic Regional Science Coordinator, The American Chestnut Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.
The History, Demise, and Restoration of the American Chestnut
|February 11||Durelle Scott – Assistant Professor – Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Nutrient retention within floodplains: from Stroubles Creek to the Atchafalaya
|February 18||Dave Smith – Shelton H. Short, Jr. Emeritus Professor of Forestry, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Forestry Curriculum: Meeting the Needs of Society? – History and Future
|February 25||Nate Anderson – Research Forester, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Missoula, Montana
Does that thing really work?: Successes and failures for distributed scale biomass conversion technologies in the forest sector
|March 4||Rich Pouyat – National Program Coordinator for Bioclimatology Research, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Washington, D.C.
Urban Ecosystem Services: The Good, The Bad, and the Challenge
|March 11||Spring Break|
|March 18||Mike Strickland – Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Microbial community dynamics in changing forests
|March 25||Jeff McDonnell – Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan
Tracking raindrops: Basic science for understanding global change impacts on freshwater
|April 1||Jim Vose – Project Leader and Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Forests and Water in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
|April 8||Brent Keefer – Vice-President, Hancock Natural Resource Group, Inc. and Director of Resource Planning and Investment Strategy, Hancock Timber Resource Group
“What’s It Worth? Tools of the Trade
|April 15||Pam Edwards – Research Hydrologist, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Parsons, WV
Natural Gas Development: A Moving Target for Management and Research
|April 22||Jack Webster – Professor, Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
What happens to those tree leaves when they fall into streams? A history of modeling stream ecosystems