The Forestry and Environmental Resources Seminars are open to anyone interested. This weekly seminar series is part of the course for students enrolled in NR601, FOR601 and FOR801.
The public is welcome to attend.
All seminars will be in 1216 Jordan Hall on Mondays from 12:50 pm – 1:40 pm.
Hittin’ the Bricks – Stories about NC State from a 1,000 Mile Walk Across Campus
Dr. Larry Nielsen, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of CNR and Provost of NC State.
Assessing Factors Contributing to Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms in U.S. Lakes
Dr. John Iiames, Geospatial Analyst, US EPA and Adjunct Assistant Professor, FER
The Future of Forest Health
Dr. Rob Scheller, Professor, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Forest Products Sector Impacts of Projected Increase in Global Plantation Area
Dr. Prakash Nepal, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources
Growing Wood for Bioenergy
Dr. Solomon Ghezehei, Post-Doc, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources
March 5 Spring Break, no seminar
A Tale of Two Waterbodies: Theories on SAV Declines and Cyanotoxin Presence in Lake Mattamuskeet and the Currituck Sound, NC
Dr. Michele Moorman, Biologist, Mattamuskeet, Swanquarter, Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Provisions for the protection against destruction by fire: 120 years of fire suppression in the US Forest Service
Dr. Karen Lee Abt, Research Economist Forest Service Southern Research Station
Forest Economics and Policy Research
The Evolutionary Ecology of Geographic Ranges in Western North American Monkeyflowers
Dr. Seema Sheth, Assistant Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology
Heavy Metal and Rock: Interactions between Pollutants and Minerals
By Owen Duckworth, Associate Professor, Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry Research Group, Department of Crop and Soil Science, NC State
3-5 minute Grad Student Flash Talks
Figs and Semal – trees of the urban jungle. By Vallari Sheel, PhD student, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Genetic improvement of wood quality using rapid measurement tools. By Trevor Walker, PhD student, Forestry and Environmental Resources
Streams and sun in the Southern Appalachians; the roles of time, terrain, trees, and weather in stream temperature. By Laura Belica, PhD student, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Modeling hydrologic responses to irrigation at a forested municipal wastewater land treatment site. By Nancy Gibson, MS student, Natural Resources, Hydrology Technical Option
The effects of sea level rise on low-lying coastal forests and the implications for biodiversity conservation. By Paul Taillie, PhD student, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
12 Minute talk: Nantucket pine tip moth exclusion study: Stem quality and yield of 9 year old loblolly pine. By Dillon Dunn, MS student, Forestry
Student Presentations (12 minute talks) and Grad Awards Presentation
Stormwater management, green infrastructure, and participatory modeling in historically black communities: A case study from Southeast Raleigh. By Dresden McGregor, MS student, Natural Resources, Policy and Administration Technical Option
Payment for ecosystem services: An examination of how participation has evolved with institutional changes in Costa Rica’s Payment for Ecosystem Services Program. By Natasha James, PhD student, Forestry and Environmental Resources
Forecasting urbanization and future water demands of a rapidly growing megaregion. By Georgina Sanchez, PhD student, Forestry and Environmental Resources
April 23 No Seminar
April 30 Held in 1214 Jordan – new location!
Future competences for the academic forester – the death of the all-knowing forester.
By Jonas Ronnberg, Vice Dean, Southern Swedish Forest Research Center, SLU, Alnarp, Sweden.