Environmental Studies Seminar Series

Fall 2017

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


OCTOBER 9: James Barsimantov

Chief Operating Officer at SupplyShift and UCSC ENVS PhD graduate

SupplyShift: A global network for corporate supply chain sustainability information and the startup journey of former ENVS grad students

Host: Greg Gilbert


OCTOBER 16: Robin Lovell

Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC

As husband and wife: Modern farms and portable families in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta

Host: Jeff Bury


OCTOBER 23: Adam Millard-Ball

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC

Urban sprawl: History, geography and climate consequences

Host: Daniel Press


OCTOBER 30: Cong Wang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Environmental Studies Dept., UCSC

Vegetaiton phenology and remote sensing

Host: Kai Zhu


NOVEMBER 6: Loka Ashwood

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University

For-profit democracy: The rise of environmental injustices, and the decline of governmental authority

Host: Madeleine Fairbairn


NOVEMBER 13: Eric Stephen Post

Professor of Climate Change Ecology, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, UC Davis

From Minkowski to muskoxen: An ecological theory of time

Host: Chris Wilmers


NOVEMBER 20: Marcela Cely Santos

Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC

Cross-pollinating agriculture, ecosystems and food: Human/bee relationships in Anolaima, Colombia

Host: Stacy Philpott


NOVEMBER 27: Seth Holmes and indigenous farmworker research collaborators

Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health; Co-Chair, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC, Berkeley

Immigrant farmworker health, inequalities, and what can be done

Hosts: Esteli Jimenez Soto and Madeleine Fairbairn


DECEMBER 4: David Gordon

Assistant Professor, Politics Department, UCSC

“You can count on us”: Assessing the politics, promise, and perils of global urban climate governance

Host: Madeleine Fairbairn