McGuire organizes the departmental seminar this spring

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 – ProfessorBiological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
What happens to those tree leaves when they fall into streams? A history of modeling stream ecosystems