Spring 2013 Seminar Series
Now in its third year, the GCSC seminar series 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, BIOL 6964, 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 8, 2013
- Patrick Barickman, Utah Division of Air Quality
"Air pollution, science, and society"
January 22, 2013
- Stephen T. Jackson, Director, Southwest Climate Science Center
"Biodiversity Consequences of Climate Change: Forecasts From the Past"
February 5, 2013
- Roslynn G.H. Brain, Utah State University, Sustainable Communities Extension
"Extension Sustainability: Research, Outreach, and Communication Techniques to Foster Positive Change"
February 19, 2013
- Andrew K. Jorgenson, University of Utah, Department of Sociology
"The Political Economy of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Overview of Research Done by Environmental Sociologists at the 'U'”
March 5, 2013
- Doug Jackson-Smith, Utah State University, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology
"Beyond Cadillac Desert: Reframing the western water sustainability paradigm"
March 19, 2013
- David Schimel, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
"Observational constraints on the climate sensitivity of global terrestrial ecosystems"
April 2, 2013
- David Chapman, University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics
"Global Warming: The Science is Settled (for most of us) but Climate Change Challenges Lie Ahead"
April 16, 2013
- Elisabeth Moyer, University of Chicago, Department of Geophysical Sciences
"The danger of mismatched assumptions in climate policy"
Fall 2012 Seminars
- Tariq Banuri, University of Utah, Department of City and Metropolitan Planning
"Beyond Rio+20: What Next?"
- Jim Ehleringer, University of Utah, Department of Biology
"Elephants, equations, murder, and fast food: hair isotopes as a common thread"
- Simon Brewer, University of Utah, Department of Geography
"Ecoinformatics and the paleo-world: climate change and vegetation response at large temporal and spatial scales"
Sasha Reed, U.S. Geological Survey
"It's all connected: Linking above- and belowground ecosystem responses to global change"
- Pamela Perlich, University of Utah, Bureau of Economic and Business Research
"Utah's transformation from isolation to global city: our air, our water, our future"
- Bo Yang, Utah State University, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
"Green Infrastructure Design in Community Development"