Events

Environmental Studies Seminar Series, Fall 2018

Seminars take place on Mondays from 12:00 to 1:05 p.m. in 221 ISB.  Come early for coffee, tea, and snacks!


OCTOBER 1

Lindsey Dillon, Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, UCSC

When Sustainability Becomes Toxic: The Political Ecologies of Urban Redevelopment in Southeast San Francisco

Host: Madeleine Fairbairn

 

OCTOBER 8

Nina Wurzburger, Associate Professor, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia

A Fix or a Problem? Disturbance-induced Nitrogen Fixation Facilitates Recovery, but Contributes to Declining Forest Resilience

Host: Kai Zhu

 

OCTOBER 15

Tracey Osborne, Assistant Professor, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona

Carbon Counter-Mapping: A Public Political Ecology for Climate Justice

Host: Chris Benner

 

OCTOBER 22

Jerry Zee, Assistant Professor, Anthropology Department, UCSC

Aerosol Politics: Geo-Meteorological Phase Shifts in a Chinese Weather-System

Host: Flora Lu

 

OCTOBER 29

Hillary Angelo, Assistant Professor, Sociology Department, UCSC

Urbanized Nature: Greening as Citymaking

Host: Madeleine Fairbairn

 

NOVEMBER 5

Monika Egerer, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC

Local and Landscape Drivers of Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Human Well-being in Urban Agroecosystems

Host: Stacy Philpott

 

NOVEMBER 12: No seminar, Veterans Day observed

 

NOVEMBER 19

Paulo Quadri, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC

Local Habitat Modulation of High Altitude Tropical Conifer Responses to Climate Change

Host: Erika Zavaleta

 

NOVEMBER 26

T.J. Demos, Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture; Director, Center for Creative Ecologies, UCSC

To Save a World: Geoengineering, Conflictual Futurisms, and the Unthinkable

Host: Madeleine Fairbairn

 

DECEMBER 3

Manisha Anantharaman, Assistant Professor, Program in Justice, Community, and Leadership, Saint Mary’s College

The Politics of Inclusion in Urban Sustainability Transitions: Stories from Bangalore, India

Host: Flora Lu

 

Of possible interest to seminar attendees (not required for credit):

Jo Handelsman, Director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Microbiomes: From the White House to the Lab

Kamieniecki lecture series. Wednesday, December 5, 7pm (tentative time). UCSC Hay Barn.