Fall 2015 Schedule

Wednesdays, 12:00-12:50
Forestry Building, room 127
 
Printable schedule available here.
 
September 9: Qiang Yu, Post‐Doctoral Associate, Department of Biology, Colorado State University.
"Stoichiometric homeostasis predicts plant species dominance, stability and responses to global change."
 
September 16: Nate Lemione, Post‐Doctoral Associate, Department of Biology, Colorado State University.
"Climate warming effects on plant‐insect interactions."
 
September 23: Kristina Hughes, MS Student, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship Department, Colorado State
University. "The influence of climate on the distribution and spread of sub‐alpine fir decline in Colorado."
 
September 30: Melinda Smith, Director, Semi‐arid Grassland Research Center and Professor, Department of
Biology, Colorado State University.
 
October 7: Aleksandra Pitt, MS Student, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship Department, Colorado State
University. "US Forest Service citizen science: Improving ecological literacy, monitoring capacity, and outreach."
 
October 14: Hailey Wilmer, PhD Student, Colorado State University, & Jim Sturrock, Lonesome Pines Land and
Cattle. “Exploring rancher mental models for adaptive management: The case of Lonesome Pines Land & Cattle.”
 
October 21: Lauren Porensky, Research Ecologist, Rangeland Resources Research Unit, USDA‐ARS. "Wildfires do
not promote cheatgrass invasion in a western Great Plains steppe."
 
October 28: Benjamin Gannon, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University. "Structural
reference conditions for Colorado Front Range ponderosa pine forests."
 
November 4: Quy Khuc, Doctoral Candidate, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship Department, Colorado State
University. "Estimating local households’ demand for forest restoration at U Minh Thuong national park,
Vietnam: Evidence from payment card and dichotomous method."
 
November 11: Graduate Student Showcase, 9:00 am‐6:00 pm, Lory Student Center;
http://gradshow.colostate.edu/.
 
November 18: Kevin Jablonski, Doctoral Student, Forest & Rangeland Stewardship Department, Colorado State
University. "Plant toxicity, poisoned cattle, and biodiversity on eastern Colorado rangelands."
 
December 2: Gloria Edwards, Coordinator, Southern Rockies Fire Science Network, Department of Forest &
Rangeland Stewardship, Colorado State University.
 
December 9: Kristina Hughes, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Colorado Wood Utilization & Marketing
Program (CoWood), Colorado State Forest Service.