Grad student in the field

Department 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 department seminars will be in 1216 Jordan Hall on Mondays from 12:50 pm – 1:40 pm.

January 7   Introduction

January 14
The Best Ways to Confuse and Bore Your Audience
Dr. Tom Gower, Department Head, Forestry and Environmental Resources
January 21 – Holiday
January 28
Extreme Events in North Carolina: Coastal Carbon Cycling in a Stormier World.
Dr. Chris Osburn, Associate Professor, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Science
Feb 4

Wastewater Reuse and Chemical Contaminants of Concern: Understanding Water Quality and Community Perceptions.  Melanie Hedgespeth, Postdoctoral Research Scholar with Elizabeth Nichols

Feb 11

The Extension mission in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources – Empowering People – Providing Solutions.  Dr. Bob Bardon, Associate Dean for Extension and Department Extension Leader

Feb 18

Population-density mediated resource partitioning by red-cockaded woodpeckers.   James Garabedian, Postdoctoral Research Scholar with Chris Moorman

Feb 25

Skunks, Satyrs, and Solar: How the World’s Largest Land Trust Conserves NC Wildlife
Dr. Liz Kalies, Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy, Durham, NC

Mar 4

Urban host distributions for invasive forest pests: why they matter and how to estimate them.  Frank Koch, USFS

Mar 11  Spring Break – no seminar

Mar 18

Challenges and opportunities in modeling cross-scale, cross-sector feedbacks to inform critical decision-making in food-energy-water systems.   Dr. Jordan Kern, Assistant Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources

Mar 25

What do tariffs mean to markets? A case of softwood lumber.  Dr. Rajan Parajuli, Assistant Professor, Forestry and Environmental Resources

Apr 1

Environmental and microbial controls on belowground carbon cycling in freshwater forested wetlands of coastal North Carolina.  Kevan Minick, Postdoctoral Research Scholar with John King

Apr 8

Exploring linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems through studies of headwater streams in Iowa.  Dr. Jan Thompson, Professor, Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University

Apr 15  Student flash talks

Apr 22  Student conference talks and awards