Seminars

ESP Seminars – Fall 2017

Title: Discussion on risk assessment (environmental and otherwise) with respect to US and European approaches to the evaluation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products.
Speaker: Duane Hugget, Senior Scientific Advisor, EAG Laboratories
Date: October 26 Time: 4:30pm Location: DK 3006
This seminar will be part of the EVPP 745 Environmental Toxicology class meeting on this date.


Title: Mitigating and adapting to accelerating, large-scale environmental change in forest ecosystems.
Speaker: Dr. David A. Cleaves, former Climate Change Advisor, USDA Forest Service
Date: October 26 Time: 7:20pm Place: DK 3006
This seminar will be part of the EVPP 490/505 Natural Resources Policy class meeting on this date.


Title: Enhancing forest ecosystem resilience to large-scale environmental change: the role of NGOs in science, policy, and practice.
Speaker: Dr. Chris Topik, Director, Restore America’s Forests, The Nature Conservancy
Date: November 2 Time: 7:20pm Place: DK 3006
This seminar will be part of the EVPP 490/505 Natural Resources Policy class meeting on this date.


Title: Adaptive strategies for protecting habitat for wildlife, fish, and threatened species in a changing climate: science, policy, and practice.
Speaker: Joel Clement, former Director, Office of Policy Analysis, US Department of the Interior
Date: November 9 Time: 7:20pm Place: DK 3006
This seminar will be part of the EVPP 490/505 Natural Resources Policy class meeting on this date.


Title: Documented impacts of climate change on North American wildlife and inland fishes.
Speakers: Laura Thompson and Abigail (Abby) Lynch, USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Date: November 17 Time: 12:00-1:00pm Place: Johnson Center Room E

Faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!

The seminar will be live streamed. Please visit the following link for the webinar:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/310052229

Background info on the speakers:

Laura’s work includes gathering information on climate change vulnerability assessments to understand progress towards climate change adaptation planning for natural systems and identify gaps in knowledge. Laura’s research interests are to understand the impacts of climate variables on genetic variation of wild populations and the potential to adapt evolutionary to future climate change. She received her Ph.D. from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario and her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Working primarily in inland systems, Abby’s research examines the impacts of global change on fish at local, national, and global scales using field-collected and remotely-sensed data. Abby received her Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University, her M.S. in marine science from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, and B.S. in biology and B.A. in English literature from the University of Virginia. She also served as a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Fisheries Program.