ESP Seminars – Spring 2017

Upcoming seminars

When: May 2, 2017, 2:30-4:00pm

Where: TBA

Who: Mark Zimsky, Biodiversity Focal Area Coordinator, Senior Biodiversity Specialist, and Regional Coordinator Latin America at the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

What: He will talk about the work of the GEF in general, and on biodiversity more specifically. He will also reflect on the roles of different types of governmental and non-governmental actors in global biodiversity governance.

Everyone is invited.  The seminar is part of the seminar series of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy (ESP), and the course EVPP 475/575: Global Biodiversity Governance.

Previous seminars

Challenge of Biodiversity 2017 Speaker Series (PDF flyer) 
Co-Sponsored by the: Department of Environmental Science & Policy, the Mason Water Forum & Environmental Science & Policy Graduate Student Association in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Lovejoy

Date, time, location: February 13, 2017: 5:00 pm; Exploratory Hall, Room 3301
Topic: A Conservationist’s Perspective on the Global Amphibian Crisis
Speaker: Brian Gratwicke, Amphibian Conservation Biologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)


Date, time, location: February 20, 2017: 5:00 pm; Johnson Center, 3rd floor Seminar Room D
Topic: Extinctions & the Practice of Preventing Them (Related article
Speaker: Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University


Date, time, location: March 20, 2017: 5:00 pm; Johnson Center, Room 239A
Topic: From Ocean Optimism to Earth Optimism: Stories of Conservation Success
Speaker: Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair in Marine Science, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Other Seminars

Seminar Series Department of Biology Seminar Series – Spring 2017