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The fall line-up of seminars is set.   We hope you will join us for as many as you can.

We started the fall with guest, Dr. Murray Efford of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand.  Earlier this week, Dr. Efford gave a great seminar (Index calibration, double sampling and tiger politics) that was well attended by students and faculty from multiple departments and colleges. In addition to the seminar, Dr. Efford gave a guest lecture in ST506 (Sampling Animal Populations) and took time to meet with students and faculty from several departments including FER, FWCB program, Applied Ecology, and Statistics.   Beth Gardner was our host.

September 9 — Can Forests Take the Heat? Managing Pests and Ecosystem Services in a Warming Climate with Steven Frank, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University Host: Kevin Potter

September 23 — Special Joint Seminar with the Interdisciplinary Studies Program: Ethical issues in partnerships between indigenous peoples and climate science organizations: Theories and cases with Kyle Powys Whyte (Potawatomi), Timnick Chair in the Humanities and Associate Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy Michigan State University in  Lansing, Michigan Host: Ryan Emanuel

October 14  —  Peter Caldwell, Research Hydrologist Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Southern Research Station USDA Forest Service in Otto, North Carolina
The Forest Matters! Examining the Relative Influence of Climate and Forest Changes on Streamflow from the Catchment to the Continent Host: Stacy Nelson

October 21 — Tom O’Halloran, Research Assistant Professor Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Diffuse Light-Enhancement of Canopy Photosynthesis: An AmeriFlux Synthesis Including a New Loblolly Tower in Virginia Host: Ryan Emanuel

November 4 — Conifer Terpenes: Engineering an Ancient Plant Defense Pathway for Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels with Peter Kareiva, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy (Barkalow lecture). Host: Chris Moorman

November 18 — Gary Peter, Professor of Forest Genomics and Cell Biology, University of Florida. Host: Ron Sederoff

Please see the full schedule for times and locations.  Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend. The public is
welcome. Refreshments will be served.