SEFS Seminar Series

The seminars are held on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Anderson 223, and we'll host a casual reception in the Forest Club Room after the first seminar of each month (April 1, May 6 and June 3). Students can register to take the seminar for course credit as SEFS 529A.

SEFS Seminar - Spring 2015

Week 1: April 1*

"Where on Earth are we going: health risks of climate change"
Professor Kris Ebi
UW Department of Global Health

Week 2: April 8

"Innovations in the forest products industry and the role of a scientist/engineer"
Amar Neogi
Research Scientist, Weyerhaeuser Company

Week 3: April 15

"How green is a building? Using life-cycle assessment to quantify the environmental impact of construction"
Professor Kate Simonen
UW Department of Architecture

Week 4: April 22

"Social media as data on impacts of environmental change on nature-based tourism and recreation"
Spencer Wood
Senior Scientist, Natural Capital Project

Week 5: April 29

"Remote sensing perspectives on climate-induced physiological stress in western forests"
Warren Cohen
Research Forester, U.S. Forest Service

Week 6: May 6*

"Assessing ecological resilience and adaptive governance in regional scale water systems"
Professor Lance Gunderson
Emory University, Department of Environmental Sciences
"Escaping a rigidity trap: Governance and adaptive capacity to climate change in the Everglades social ecological system"
"The adaptive water governance project: Assessing law, resilience and governance in regional socio-ecological water systems facing a changing climate"

Week 7: May 13

"The importance of water, climate change and water policy for potential biorefineries in Washington State"
Professor Renata Bura, SEFS
"Bio-ethanol: The fuel of tomorrow from the residues of today"

Week 8: May 20

"Fires on the hills, fires in the forests: Peri-urban and wildland fire regimes in Mediterranean-type ecosystems and climates"
Professor Jack Hayes
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia

Week 9: May 27

"A mixed species clearcut silviculture system to restore native species composition and structure of old-growth forests in western Washington"
Professor Greg Ettl, SEFS

Week 10: June 3*

"Site Work: Community Design Engagement—the Forks RAC Project"
Professor Rob Corser
UW Department of Architecture
"Insurgent Architecture: An Alternative Approach to Design-Build"

* Indicates reception after seminar