Events Archive 2012

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Dec. 5, 2012
Community Colloquium, Kent Redford, Prinicipal, Archipelago Consulting; Formerly Chief Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society "Conservation in a World of Use: Present and Future." (more)

Nov. 28, 2012
Community Colloquium, Cameron Brick, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, UCSB "Can Social Psychology Explain and Predict How People Respond to Climate Change?" (more)

Nov. 16, 2012
Community Colloquium, Daniel Katz,Senior Program Director, The Overbrook Foundation; Founder, The Rainforest Alliance "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast." (more)

Nov. 9, 2012
Community Colloquium, Gary Griggs, Professor, UC Santa Cruz; Mark Fisher, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Campus Architect, UC Santa Barbara; Edward Keller, Professor, UC Santa Barbara; Bruce Tiffney, Professor, Dean, College of Creative Studies, UC Santa Barbara Critical Issues in America: Figuring Sea Level Rise series inaugural event, "Santa Barbara Geography: Past, Present, and as Sea Level Rises. (more)

Nov. 9, 2012
PhD Defense, Zack Donohew "Collective Action and Institutions: The Emergence of Groundwater Governance." (more)

Nov. 7, 2012
Community Colloquium, Lou Pitelka, Senior Visiting Scientist, The National Ecological Observatory Network "From Petals to Petabytes."(more)

Oct. 26, 2012
Community Colloquium, John Pucher, Professor, School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University"Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America." (more)

Oct. 22, 2012
Community Colloquium, Sarah Anderson, Jeff Dozier, Tom Dunne, Bob Wilkinson, Matt Potoski "Bren School Faculty Panel on Global Resources." (more)

Oct. 16, 2012
Research Colloquium, Celine Pallud, Asssistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley "Soil aggregate-scale heterogeneity in iron reductive transformation and selenium retention resulting from coupled biogeochemical and physical processes." (more)

Oct. 15, 2012
Community Colloquium, Desta Mebratu, Deputy Regional Director, UNEP Regional Office for Africa "Africa: the global leapfrogging opportunity for a green economy." (more)

Sept. 27, 2012
PhD Defense, Tal Ben-Horin "Withering syndrome and the management of southern California abalone fisheries." (more)

Sept. 13, 2012
PhD Defense, Mary B. Collins "Toxic 'Outliers' and 'Mainstreamers': A Facility-Based Analysis of the Predictors of Pollution-Related Health Risk Intensity." (more)

Sept. 5, 2012
PhD Defense, Catherine Shields "Spatial estimates of snow water equivalent in the Sierra Nevada." (more)

July 3, 2012
PhD Defense, Karl Rittger "Spatial estimates of snow water equivalent in the Sierra Nevada." (more)

June 27, 2012
Research Colloquium, Joaquim Loo, Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore "Reformulation Strategies in Designing Drug Delivery Systems and their Toxicological Assessments." (more)

June 25, 2012
Research Colloquium, Elijah J. Petersen, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Biochemical Science Division "Uptake Behaviors of Carbon Nanotubes in Ecological Receptors, Microbial Degradation, and Nanoecogenotoxicity." (more)

June 22, 2012
PhD Defense, Dongxu Zhou "Impact of solution constituents, natural stimuli, and material properties on nanoparticle agglomeration in aqueous environments." (more)

June 21, 2012
PhD Defense, Kristin Carden "The Legal, Ecological, and Economic Landscape for
Rights-Based Fishery Management in the United States."

June 15, 2012
Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard, Bren Hall
2012 Commencement Exercises, Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board, speaker; topic/title TBA. (more)

June 4, 2012
Research Colloquium on Environmental Institutions, Aseem Prakash, Professor, Political Science, University of Washington — "Economic Globalization, Foreign Aid, and Pollution." (more)

May 31, 2012
PhD Defense, Allison Horst  "Bacterial exposure to TiO2 nanoparticles: methods, physical interactions, and biological effects" (more)

May 30, 2012
Community Colloquium, Francisco Chavez, Senior Scientist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute "Observing and Managing our Changing Ocean" (more)

May 29, 2012
Workshop, James Badham, Media Liaison, Bren School, "Point and Shoot...but How, at What, and Why? Photography for Bren Students." (more)

May 21, 2012
Research Colloquium on Environmental Institutions, Neal Woods, Professer, Political Science, University of South Carolina —"Environmental Free Riding in the United States."(more).

May 17-18, 2012
2012 Corporate Partners Summit (by invitation),Successful Environmental Sustainability Programs: Showing Environmental Leadership in a Recovering Economy. (more)

May 9, 2012
Community Colloquium, Eco-Entrepreneurship,Fran Seegull, Managing Director of Investments, ImpactAssets  "Impact Investing and the Social Capital Markets." (more)

May 2, 2012
Community Colloquium  Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change,Andy Revkin, journalist, Dot Earth blog, The New York Times — "Building the 'Knowosphere': How new ways to share and shape ideas can help build durable progress on a finite planet." (more)

April 23, 2012 
Community Colloquium, Sandy Andelman, Conservation International — "Conservation Science Outside the Comfort Zone: Scaling up environmental science to change the way development decisions are made." (more)

April 18, 2012
Research Colloquium, David Lea, Professor, Earth Science, UCSB — "Can Global Warming be Held to
2° C above Pre-Industrial?" 

April 16, 2012
Community Colloquium, Paul Portney, Professor of Economics, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona  "The Future of Environmental Protection in the United States." (more)

April 13, 2012
Bren Hall and Marine Science Institute (various rooms) — 2012 Master's Group Project Public Presentations. (more)

April 5, 2012
Community Colloquium — Robert Haddad, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration; "The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and NRDA: the good, the bad, and the ugly." (more)

April 2, 2012
Research Colloquium, Part of the Environmental Institutiones series  Mark Lubell, Environmenal Science and Policy, UC Davis; "Collective Action and the Complex Environment." (more)

March 21, 2012
Seminar  Amory Lovins, Co-founder, Chairman, Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute;"Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era." (more)

March 20, 2012
Research Colloquium  Tal Ben-Horin, PhD Candidate, the Bren School; "Withering syndrome and the future of Southern California abalone fisheries." (more)

March 19, 2012
Research Colloquium on Environmental Institutions  Steve Ansolabehere, Harvard University Department of Government and Center of the Environment; "Public Opinion and America's Energy Future. (more)

March 14, 2012
Community Colloquium  David Policansky, Bren School Visitor, National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences; "Who Should Decide? Science and Policy in Decision Making." 

March 12, 2012
Research Colloquium  Bernardo Rudorff, Brazilian Institute for Space Research; "Monitoring of sugarcane crop for sustainable biofuel production using remote sensing images & Monitoring of soybean plantation in the Amazon biome within the Soy Moratorium context. (more)

March 7, 2012
Community Colloquium  Chris Wood, President and CEO, Trout Unlimited; "Saving the World one Trout at a Time." (more)

Feb. 22, 2012
Community Colloquium  Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change,Edward Rubin, Engineering and Public Policy; Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; "The Government Role in Fostering Technology Innovation for Climate Change Mitigation." (more)

Feb. 15, 2012
Community Colloquium  Juan-Pablo Montero,School of Economics and Business Administration, Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile; "Market Power in Tradeable Quota Markets for Pollution and Fisheries." (more)

Feb. 10, 2012
Community Colloquium  Jan Minx, Head of Technical Support Unit, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chang (IPCC); "How to Produce a Good IPCC Assessment: a Working Group 3 perspective."(more)

Feb. 9, 2012
Research Colloquium  Juan-Pablo Montero, School of Economics and Business Administration, Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile; "The Effect of Transport Policies on Car Use: Theory and Evidence from Latin American Cities." (more)

Feb. 8, 2012
Community Colloquium  Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future; "Overlapping Policies for Renewable Energy: Is the Whole Less than the Sum of its Parts?" (more)

Feb. 6, 2012
Community Colloquium  David Tilman, Bren School and University of Minnesota; "Biodiversity: Causes, Consequences and Conservation." (more)

Feb. 2, 2012
Research Colloquium on Environmental Institutions  Mariana Conte Grand, Director Master in Economics, Universidad del CEMA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; '"A Reassessment of Argentina's GHG Proposed Target." (more)

Feb. 1, 2012
Community Colloquium  Stephen Salant, Dept. of Economics and School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan; "Speculative Attacks in Markets for Emission Permits." (more)

Jan. 30, 2012
Community Colloquium  Salvador Lluch-Cota,Main Researcher, Fisheries Ecology Program, Northwest Biological Research Cener, La Paz, Mexico; "Fisheries in a Changing Climate." (more)

Jan. 26, 2012
Research Colloquium  Stephen Salant, Dept. of Economics and School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan; "The Partnership Solution to the Common Property Problem: Theory and Laboratory Experiments." (more)
NOTE: Dr. Salant will be presenting a Community Colloquium for general audiences on Feb. 1. (See below.)

Jan. 25, 2012
Research Colloquium on Environmental Institutions — Andy Whitford, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia; "Information and Uncertainty in Regulatory Processes: Evidence from Pesticides Regulation." (more)

Jan. 23, 2012
Community Colloquium: Fulbright Public Lecture Kai Chan, Associate Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; "The Tangible (and Intangible) Values of Nature." (more

Jan. 20, 2012
Bren Net Impact New Venture Competition  Eco-Entrepreneurship master's students compete to represent Bren at the Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge in Arkansas. (more)

Jan. 19, 2012
Research Colloquium  Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future; “Alternative Climate Policies and Intertemporal Emissions Leakage.”(more)
NOTE: Dr. Fischer will be presenting a Community Colloquim for a more general audence on Feb. 8.

Jan. 18, 2012
Research Colloquium  Jay Famiglietti, UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, School of Physical Sciences, UC Irvine; "Water Cycle Change and the Human Fingerprint on the Water Landscape of the 21st Century: Observations from a Decade of GRACE."(more)


Jan. 13, 2012
Community Colloquium  Serra Hoagland (MESM 2011), Biological Scientist; Primary Researcher, Wildlife Linkages Project, USDA Forest Service;"Assessing Habitat Linkages in Coastal Open Spaces."(more)


Jan. 9, 2012
Community Colloquium Jesse Ausubel, Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University; "The Census of Marine Life: Some Major Findings" (more)



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