Events Archive 2009

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Dec. 4, 2009
Research Colloquium—Hugh Possingham, Director, Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, University of Queensland, Australia; "Optimal Monitoring for Conservation." (more)

Dec. 2, 2009

Heather Coleman—PhD Dissertation Defense; "Ecological Consequences of Natural Oil Contamination." (more

Nov. 19, 2009

Research Colloquium—Jeff McDonnell, Oregon State University; "The two water worlds paradox: Isotope evidence that trees and streams return different water pools to the hydrosphere." (more)

Nov. 12, 2009

Community Colloquium, Bob Boughton, Senior Engineer, Office of Pollution Prevention and Green Technology, California Department of Toxic Substances; "California’s Green Chemistry Initiative- application of LCA in public policy." (more)

Oct 30, 2009

Bren PhD Student Symposium

Presentations of current research being pursued by Bren doctoral students. (more)

Oct. 29, 2009

Research Colloquium—Erica Fleishman, Researcher, the Bren School; "Application of Conservation Science to Management of Public and Private Lands in the Western United States." (more)

Oct. 22, 2009

Community Colloquium—Lynn Scarlett, former Deputy Secretary, U. S. Department of the Interior;

"Cities Meet Nature: Responding to a Changing Climate"

First of three parts in the 2009-2010 Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitors Program on Climate Change (more)

Oct. 15, 2009

Research Colloquium—Patricia Holden, Bren School Professor;

"Interactions Between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and CdSe Quantum Dots." (more)

Oct. 8, 2009

Research Colloquium—Geir Wing Gabrielson; "Does Climate Change Affect Levels of Pollutants in the Arctic?" (more)

Sept. 24, 2009

PhD Defense—Vered Doctori-Blass"Information, Decision-Making, and Corporate Eco-efficiency: Three Essays."


Sept.23, 2009

Speaker—Chris J. Brown, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland; "Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Food Webs: using ecosystem models to investigate ecological feedbacks. (more)

June 12, 2009

Bren School 2009 Commencement Excercises

Speaker—Joel Reynolds, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council and Co-director, NRDC Urban Program; "Congratulations: Now clean up this mess."

June 1, 2009

Speaker—Forest Rohwer, San Diego State University; "Playing with Snot: What can corals teach us about cystic fibrosis?" (more)

May 18, 2009

Speaker—David Sedlak, UC Berkeley Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; "Oxidant Production from Iron Nanoparticles: Mechanisms, Contaminant Transformation and Impacts on Biological Systems." (more)

May 12, 2009

Speaker—Ernst von Weizsäcker,
Co-Chair, International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management;
"The Case for a Tax Shift from Labor to Energy." (more)

May 4, 2009

Speaker—Chris Francis, Stanford University; "Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea: An Important New Player in the Microbial Nitrogen Cycle." (more)

April 28, 2009

Speaker—David L. Revelle, Consultant, Philip Williams and Associates; "Regional Shoreline and Beach Changes in the Santa Barbara Sandshed." (more)

April 9, 2009

Speaker—Bruce Logan, Professor, Environmental Engineering, Penn State University;"Opportunities for Bioenergy Production Using Microbial Fuel Cell Technologies." (more)

April 6, 2009

Speaker—Richard Duke, Director, Center for Market Innovation, Natural Resources Defense Council and Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitors Program on Climate Change; "Cap 2.0: Defining Climate Legislation that Ensures Sustainable Low-carbon Growth." (more)

April 3, 2009

Master of Environmental Science & Management Group Project Final Presentations. (more)

April 1, 2009

Speaker—Dr. Craig Allen, Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey; "Climate-Induced Forest Die-off, Fire, and Erosion as Synergistic Ecological Disturbanaces: Synthesis from Los Alamos, New Mexico, to the Globe." (more)

March 30, 2009

Speaker—Else G. Brodestad, Director, Arctic Governance Project; "Indigenous Rights, Politics, and Institution Building." (more)

Feb. 25, 2009

Speaker—Helen Poynton, U.S. EPA; "Small, Smaller Nano! A Daphnia magna DNA microarray for biomarker discovery and environmental monitoring of metal-based nanomatierials." (more)

Feb. 17, 2009

Speaker—Thomas P. Lyon, Professor, University of Michigan, Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce and Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitors Program on Climate Change; "Climate Change and Environmental Governance: A Pastiche of Policies." (more)

Feb. 13, 2009

Speaker—David Poulson, Associate Director, Knight Center for Environmental Journalism, Michigan State University; "Communicating the Environmental Implicatinos of Nanotechnology...or... Can Tiny Stuff Kill You?"

Feb. 12, 2009

Speaker—Arturo Keller, Professor, the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management; "A Learning Journey in the Galálapagos: Traveling with the Toyota International Teacher Program." (more)

Feb. 12, 2009

Speaker—Jorge Gardea-Torresday, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas, El Paso; "The Impact of Nonstabilized Nickel Hydroxide Nanoparticles on Mesquite Plants." (more)

Jan. 8, 2009

Speaker—Bren Professor Christopher Costello; "Profitability Can Drive Sustainable Fisheries." (more)