ESS Events

The Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability hosts weekly seminars, inviting guests and colleagues to speak on topics related to ecosystem science, watershed science, and sustainability science.

An archive of the seminars with recorded presentations (when available) can be found on our Seminar Archive page.
For the Spring 2021 semester, our seminars will be held virtually using Zoom on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

To register and receive the seminar link to attend, please click “Register Here” below.

DatePresenter and AffiliationSeminar TitleRegistration Links
Theme: Environmental Justice: Intersections of Nature and Society
January 26
Perspectives, Power, and People
Lisa White
Director of Education and Outreach
Museum of Paleontology
University of California at Berkeley

Wendy F. Smythe
Assistant Professor
American Indian Studies and Earth & Environmental Science
University of Minnesota Duluth

Brandon Jones
Program Director
Education & Broadening Participation
National Science Foundation
No Time for SilenceView Recording
February 2
Environmental Impacts
Maria Miriti
Associate Professor
Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
The Environments We FosterView Recording
February 9
Access to Nature
Wendy F. Smythe
Assistant Professor
American Indian Studies and Earth & Environmental Science
University of Minnesota Duluth

Lindsey Schneider
Assistant Professor
Ethnic Studies
Colorado State University
Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Environmental JusticeView Recording
February 16
Knowledge and Governance
Sparkle Malone
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
Climate Change and Sea Level Rise deepen the Social Divide in MiamiView Recording
February 23
Sustainability and Science
Charles Nilon
William J. Rucker Professor
School of Natural Resources
University of Missouri
Urban Wildlife Conservation and Environmental JusticeView Recording
Theme: CSU Collaborations in Sustainability
March 9Kim Stackhouse-Lawson
Sustainable Livestock Systems Collaborative
Colorado State University
An Introduction to the Sustainable Livestock Systems CollaborativeView Recording
March 16Jennifer Gimbel
Interim Director
Colorado Water Center
Colorado State University

Julie Kallenberger
Associate Director
Colorado Water Center
Colorado State University
Colorado Water Center Overview & Opportunities for CollaborationView Recording
Theme: Practicing Sustainability: Energy, Fire and Water, and Citizen Science
March 23Governor Bill Ritter
Center for the New Energy Economy
The Energy Transition and Public PolicyView Recording
March 30Fire and Water Panel:
Courtney Gutman, Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
Matt Marshall, Big Thompson Conservation District
Kimberly Mihelich, Northern Water
Heather Schinkel, Peaks to People Water Fund
Collaborating to Reduce Fire Danger and Improve the Health of the Big Thompson WatershedView Recording
April 6Citizen Science Panel:
(Greg Newman, cohost)
Deb Hummel, Left Hand Watershed Center
Hope Braithwaite, Utah State University Extension
Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild
Citizen Science in Practice: Current Promise and Future Directions