Conservation Sciences Seminar Series

Seminar Schedule Fall 2018

Conservation through Collaboration

 As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, collaboration across diverse disciplines and backgrounds is even more important, especially in conservation, where complex issues require creative solutions.  Successful cooperation with people not of our discipline and beyond academia can broaden our scope, strengthen our research, and inspire thinking outside institutional silos.  This semester’s seminar speakers are invited to explore this theme of collaboration in a series of talks ranging from interdisciplinary work and interagency collaborations to connections between ecosystems and conservation across cultures.

 

Seminar takes place on Fridays from 12:00-1:00 pm in 33 McNeal Hall. NOTE: Sep 21 seminar in 495 Hodson Hall

 Please click here to download seminar schedule 

Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

7-Sep

Stotra Chakrabarti

Wildlife Institute of India

Asiatic lions: ecology and conservation lessons from long-term study in Gir, India

14-Sep

Somayeh Dodge

University of Minnesota, Dept. of Geography, Environment, and Society

Leveraging data analytics to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in movement ecology

21-Sep

Jonathan Losos

Washington University in St. Louis

Experimental studies in evolution: Research on lizard adaptation in the Bahamas

(Note: room chage - will be in 495 Hodson Hall)

28-Sep

Kate Helmstedt

Queensland University of Technology

Considering the people in conservation by coupling mathematics, ecology, and economics

5-Oct

Mark Ferrey

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Pharmaceuticals and endocrine active chemicals: A collaborative study of emerging threats to aquatic ecosystems and the subsistence culture of the Minnesota Chippewa

12-Oct

Peter Sorensen

University of Minnesota, Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

How and why bigheaded (Asian) carp, a filter-feeding river fish, disappeared from Chinese rivers, became the world’s most cultured species and re-appeared as a despised invasive in North America

19-Oct

Bonnie Keeler

University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Community-engaged scholarship for sustainability: Where do values, equity, and power considerations intersect with conservation science?

26-Oct

Gary Ankley

Environmental Protection Agency

Identifying occurrence and toxicity of contaminants of emerging concern: A multifaceted collaborative effort supporting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

2-Nov

Craig Packer

University of Minnesota, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Snapshot Safari - bringing citizen science to wildlife conservation in Africa.

9-Nov

Juli Ponder

Gabbert Raptor Center

Conservation ethics and the Galapagos Hawk

16-Nov

Steve Windels

National Park Service

Six degrees of beaver ecology: Collaborations on an ecosystem engineer

23-Nov

NO SEMINAR - THANKSGIVING BREAK

30-Nov

Amy Schrank

University of Minnesota, Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Invasive cattail management and fish community structure in Great Lakes coastal wetlands

7-Dec

Emily Kalnicky

Minnesota Zoo

Conservation in real life: Leveraging how people think, feel, and act for increased likelihood of success

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