Grad student in the field

FER Seminars

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.

January 22

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.

January 29

Assessing Factors Contributing to Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms in U.S. Lakes

Dr. John Iiames, Geospatial Analyst, US EPA and Adjunct Assistant Professor, FER

February 5


No Seminar.

February 12

The Future of Forest Health

Dr. Rob Scheller, Professor, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources

February 19

Forest Products Sector Impacts of Projected Increase in Global Plantation Area

Dr. Prakash Nepal, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources

February 26

Growing Wood for Bioenergy

Dr. Solomon Ghezehei, Post-Doc, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources

March 5   Spring Break, no seminar

March 12

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

March 19

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

March 26

The Evolutionary Ecology of Geographic Ranges in Western North American Monkeyflowers

Dr. Seema Sheth, Assistant Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology

April 2 

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

April 9   Student Flash Talks

April 16   Student talks and grad student awards

April 23  No Seminar