Seminars

Seminar Series
Department of Environmental Science and Policy
3:00-4:00 PM (Thurs/Fri)
Snacks and refreshments provided!
Join us at The Rathskeller for happy hour after the talks.

please check back regularly for updates 

 

DATE DAY/LOCATION SPEAKER TITLE
Feb 1, 2018 Thursday

Exploratory Hall 3301

Dr. Denise Akob
U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
“Impacts of Unconventional Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal on Surficial Streams”
Learn about the micro connection to fracking
Feb 7, 2018 Wednesday

Exploratory Hall 3301

Dr. David Bourne
Australian Institute of Marine Science and James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
“The role of microbes in coral reef health and disease processes”
Learn about the world’s first coral hologenome and how researchers are battling the impact of global climate stressors on corals and coral disease
Feb 15, 2018 Thursday

Exploratory Hall 3301

Dr. Jason Murray, Environmental and Natural Resource Economist at NOAA “Putting a Price on Deepwater”
Learn about his role in natural resource damage
assessments involving oil spills and toxic waste sites
Feb 23, 2018 Friday

Merten Hall 1202

Dr. Sean Grace
Southern Connecticut State University
“Coral quiescence and competition on temperate reefs”
Learn about the interesting life history of the temperate coral Astrangia poculata that lives up and down the Atlantic coast
Mar 1, 2018 Thursday

Exploratory Hall 3301

Dr. Yun Shen
University of Michigan
“Adhesion, persistence, and release of Legionella pneumophila associated with biofilms”
Learn about pathogens associated with biofilms in drinking water distribution systems
Mar 23, 2018 Friday

Exploratory Hall 3301

Dr. David Gill
George Mason University/Duke University
 TBD
Mar 29, 2018 Thursday

Exploratory Hall 3301

Dr. Babatunde Abidoye
George Mason University
TBD
Apr 12, 2018 Thursday

Exploratory Hall 3301

Dr. Albert K. Smith
George Mason University
“Natural Resource Conservation: the value of engaging today’s modern citizen scientists”
Apr 20, 2018 Friday

Johnson Center Rm D

Lindsey Williams
University of New Hampshire 
“Conflicts over science in coastal ecosystems”
Apr 26, 2018 Thursday

Exploratory Hall 3301

Sally Lahm
Rainforest Trust
 TBD
May 4, 2018 Friday

Potomac Science Center

Michael Schwarz  TBD
May 10, 2018 Friday

Potomac Science Center

Keynote Speaker  TBD