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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.

Full calendar and Titles.

All department seminars will be remote events for Fall 2020 on Mondays from 12:50 pm – 1:40 pm. Due to campus restrictions surrounding COVID-19, the seminars will be zoom events during this semester. Information will be shared to faculty and students. If you would like to login for events, please contact Sarah Slover.

August 10      no open seminar – student orientation

August 17 – Infectious disease transmission through environmental pathways and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions

Dr. Ayse Ercumen, Assistant Professor, Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Cluster

August 24 – Tips, Tricks and Best Management Practices for Planning and Conducting Effective Webinars

Dr. Bob Bardon, Associate Dean for Extension, College of Natural Resources

August 31 – No Seminar

Sept 7 – Empowering People, Providing Solutions since 1917: The Extension Mission in the Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources

Dr. Mark Megalos, Extension Professor- Forestry Resources

Sept 14 – Get a (salty) taste of my world: Coastal economics, social science, extension, whatever is needed!

Dr. Jane Harrison, Coastal Economics Specialist, North Carolina Sea Grant

Sept 21 – No Seminar

Sept 28 – Urban Biodiversity, Nearby Nature, and Environmental Justice

Dr. Charles Nilon, Professor, School of Natural Resources, Univ Missouri

Oct 5 – Diseases of southern pine plantations: new tools for diagnosis and risk assessment

Dr. Caterina Villari, Asst Prof and Co-Director, Southern Pine Health Research Cooperative, Univ Georgia

Oct 12 – Quantifying carbon emissions in community forests using RIL (reduced impact logging) in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Dr. Dawn Rodriguez-Ward, (NC State) and Dr. Edward Ellis, (Universidad Veracruzana)

Oct 19 – Spatial components of COVID-19 in North Carolina: Geographic and racial-ethnic disparities in virus testing and geographic patterns of seroprevalence using antibody testing

Dr. Michael Emch, Professor, Dept. of Geography and Dept. of Epidemiology, UNC-CH