ESS Events

Starting Fall 2020, the Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability will host weekly seminars, inviting guests and colleagues to speak on topics related to ecosystem science and sustainability science.

This semester, our webinars will focus on big data for environmental justice and sustainability; urban sustainability; and sustainability education, research and higher-education institutions.
The seminars will be held virtually using Microsoft Teams’ live events on Tuesdays during the Fall 2020 semester from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
DatePresenter and AffiliationSeminar TitleRegistration Links
Theme: Big Data for Environmental Justice and Sustainability
September 8Sacoby Wilson
Associate Professor
Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH)
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health
University of Maryland, College Park
Community-Engaged Environmental Justice Research: Approaches, Issues, and Impact
September 15Grace Bulltail
Biological Systems Engineering
Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Preserving Tribal Resources Through Tribal Sovereignty & Indigenous Land Stewardship
September 22Jennifer Burney
Associate Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy
University of California, San Diego
Untangling the Effects of Air Pollution on Crops in the USRegister Here!
Theme: Building the Vision and Platform for Front Range Urban Long-term Ecological Research
October 6Diane Pataki
Professor, Biology
Associate Vice President for Research
Adjunct Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
University of Utah
Projecting Nature: Reflections on the Science of ‘Ecological for Cities'
October 13Liz Blood
Program Director, Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Ecological Systems and the Ecosystem Science Cluster
National Science Foundation
Communities in the 21st Century: Research Challenges and Opportunities
October 20Morgan Grove
Research Forester, Communities and Landscapes of the Urban Northeast
US Forest Service
From Project to Platform: Lessons from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER for Transdisciplinary Science
October 27Mary Cadenasso
Professor, Plant Sciences
University of California, Davis
Importance of Multi-scale Research for Understanding Cities as Coproduced Social-ecological Systems
Theme: Sustainability Education, Research, and Institutions of Higher Education
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November 10
November 17
December 1
December 8