Conservation Sciences Seminar Schedule Spring 2018

From Conservation Science to conservation practice

Conservation science extends well beyond the walls of the University as researchers team up with agencies, resource managers, and others to develop solutions to some of our world's most pressing conservation challenges. This semester’s seminar series will explore diverse approaches to conservation spanning from science to practice. Speakers working across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems will address themes including citizen science, environmental health, human responses to climate change, innovative approaches to ecological analysis, and landscape-level conservation.

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Date

Speaker

Affiliation

Title

1/26/2018

Rob Blair

University of Minnesota, FWCB

Birds, Buildings, and Citizen Science

2/2/2018

 

Dan Cristol

 

College of William and Mary

 

Turning ecotoxicology into bird conservation: Mercury and songbirds in Virginia

2/9/2018

 

Cara Santelli

 

UMN Earth Sciences

 

The role of fungi in environmental health and bioremediation of pollutants

2/16/2018

 

Andy Allstadt

 

US Fish & Wildlife Service

 

Assessing the impact of extreme weather on avian populations now and in the future

2/23/2018

 

Paul Ferraro

 

Johns Hopkins University

 

Environmental Consequences of Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Indonesia

3/2/2018

 

 

Matthew Russell

 

 

University of Minnesota, Forest Resources

 

From St. Paul campus to Minnesota's 17 million acres of forests: getting forest ecosystem health research into the hands of managers and landowners

3/9/2018

Przemek Bajer

University of Minnesota, FWCB

Controlling world's most invasive fish: from science to application

3/16/2018

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3/23/2018

 

Teresa Newton

 

USGS – LaCrosse

 

Conservation of native freshwater mussels in the Upper Mississippi River: models to guide restoration

3/30/2018

Kory Evans-Jackson

University of Minnesota, FWCB

Into the deep: Skull evolution in neotropical electrical fishes

4/6/2018

 

Marissa Ahlering

 

The Nature Conservancy

 

Using Science to Save Grasslands: From Threatened Species to Adaptive Management

4/13/2018 

 

Josh Miller 

 

University of Cincinnati 

 

Tracking ecological change through the Anthropocene and beyond: Insights for conservation science and wildlife management from bones on the landscape

4/20/2018

 

Peter Berendzen

 

University of Northern Iowa

 

Interpreting genetic variation in previously glaciated environments; implications for conservation

4/27/2018

Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez

Cornell University

Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America: meeting information needs through partner-led monitoring efforts