2016-17 Seminar Series

2016-17 marks the seventh 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.

Alternate Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

August 30, 2016

  • Robin Craig, University of Utah College of Law
    "Rethinking Sustainability to Deal with the Climate Change Trickster: Resilience Theory, the Anthropocene, and the Example of Marine Fisheries"

September 13, 2016

  • Marc Parlange, University of British Columbia, Department of Civil Engineering
    "West African Savanna hydrology under landscape transformation"

September 27, 2016

  • Leah Sprain, University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information
    "Democratic dilemmas of energy system transformation"

October 18, 2016

  • Julie Guthman, University of California Santa Cruz Department of Sociology
    "Pathogens, plant breeding, chemicals, land, and workers in the making and unmaking of California’s strawberry industry" (This seminar will be in Sutton Geology Bldg, 295 FASB)

November 1, 2016

  • Fernando Bosco, San Diego State University Department of Geography
    "Journeys in a ‘Food Desert’: Place, Mobility, and the Everyday Food Practices of Young People"

November 15, 2016

  • Andrew Richardson, Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
    “Climate change, phenology, and ecosystem processes: What we are learning from the PhenoCam network”

November 29, 2016


Video recordings of select seminars are available for viewing by those with a U of U Network ID. (If you get an error message, click on "Login to EQUELLA.")

Spring 2015 videos      Fall 2015 videos     Spring 2016 videos

Past SeminarS

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011

Fall 2010


GCSC-affiliated faculty and their students are invited to nominate speakers for the GCSC Seminar Series.