2015-16 Seminar Series
2015-16 is the sixth year of the GCSC seminar series, which presents some of the best researchers--from around campus and across the country--whose work sheds light on global change and sustainability. Seminars are open to all, and students who are enrolled in the Seminar course, SUST 6800, have additional opportunities to engage with the speakers.
LOCATION: 210 ASB (ALINE SKAGGS BIOLOGY) University of Utah
Alternate Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
January 26, 2016
Timothy M. Waring, School of Economics, University of Maine
“An Integrative Evolutionary Approach to Sustainability Science”
February 9, 2016
Elizabeth Wilson, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
“Integrating Renewable Energy in the Western United States”
February 23, 2016 - CANCELED
We hope to reschedule Andrew Richardson, Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, at a future date.
March 8, 2016
Jim Steenburgh, Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Utah
"Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth"
March 22, 2016
Reid Ewing, Department of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
"Cost of Sprawl 2015"
April 5, 2016
Dorothy J. Merritts, Dept. of Earth and Environment, Franklin & Marshall College
"Freeze-dried, rapidly thawed permafrost landscapes, breached milldams, and their relation to modern wetland-stream restoration, eastern US"
April 19, 2016
Noah Diffenbaugh, Stanford School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences
" Quantifying the influence of historical global warming on the probability of unprecedented extreme climate events” Download abstract/flyer
August 25, 2015
Paul Brooks, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah
"What happens to the rain? Linking advances in fundamental research to applied challenges in sustainable water resources" Abstract
September 8, 2015
September 22, 2015
Gary Machlis, Science Advisor to the Director, National Park Service
"Desolation Row: Sustainability for the Oft-Forgotten”
October 6, 2015
Metropolitan Research Center, University of Utah
"How Effective is Commuter Rail in Spatially Pairing Supply and Demand for Commuting Infrastructure?"
Gaddis, Division of Water Quality, Utah Dept. of Environmental Quality
“Integrated Water Resources Management in the Great Salt Lake Basin: Opportunities for Research to Inform Management”
Steven Burian, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Utah
“Mixing Water and Cities: Don’t Worry, It’s a Sustainable and Resilient Mocktail”
November 17, 2015
John Abatzoglou, University of Idaho Department of Geography
“Western US Wildfire in the Anthropocene: Is anthropogenic climate change responsible for the new normal of wildfire activity across the western US?” Abstract, flyer
December 1, 2015
Kathy Jacobs, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, University of Arizona
“The Science/Policy Interface: Climate Adaptation and Decision-making”
GCSC-affiliated faculty and their students are invited to nominate speakers for the GCSC Seminar Series.