Past Seminars

  • Seminar Series

    JUNE 4, 2018
    Laurie Drinkwater
    Horticulture, Cornell University
    Host: Deborah Letourneau
  • Seminar Series | Exit talk

    MAY 21, 2018
    Sarah Skikne
    Department of Environmental Studies, UCSC
    Host: Erika Zavaleta 
  • Seminar Series | “Going Out on a Limb for Beneficial Insects or... Peril in the Field”

    MAY 14, 2018
    Deborah Letourneau
    Department of Environmental Studies, UCSC
    Host: Greg Gilbert
  • Seminar Series | "Environmental Activism in a 'Post-Truth' Era"

    MAY 7, 2018
    Lindsey Dillon
    Sociology Department, UCSC
    Host: Madeleine Fairbairn
  • Seminar Series | “Complexity in a Cup of Coffee: Socio-ecological Dynamics in Mexican Coffee Agroecosystems”

    APRIL 30, 2018
    Esteli Jimenez-Soto
    Department of Environmental Studies, UCSC
    Host: Stacy Philpott
  • Seminar Series | "Science and Governance of Climate Engineering”

    APRIL 23, 2018
    Sikina Jinnah and Tom Ackerman
    Politics Department, UCSC and Dept of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, respectively
    Host: Madeleine Fairbairn
  • Seminar Series | "Resource Availability Mediates Disease Dynamics in Bees"

    APRIL 16, 2018
    Hamutahl Cohen
    Department of Environmental Studies, UCSC
    Host: Stacy Philpott
  • Seminar Series | “Climate Justice and Disadvantaged Communities in California”

    APRIL 9, 2018
    Tim Duane
    UCSC Department of Environmental Studies
    Host: Greg Gilbert
  • Seminar Series | “Explorations into the Biochar Frontier”

    APRIL  2, 2018
    Sanjai Parikh
    UC Davis
    Host: Weixin Cheng
  • Seminar Series

    MARCH 12, 2018
    Kristina Lyons
    Assistant Professor, Department of Feminist Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz
    Host: Madeleine Fairbairn
  • Seminar Series | Feminist, postcolonial and decolonial interfaces with science studies

    MARCH 12, 2018
    Kristina Lyons
    Assistant Professor, Department of Feminist Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz
    Host: Madeleine Fairbairn
  • Seminar Series | Evolutionary ecology of multispecies mutualisms

    MARCH 5, 2018
    Elizabeth Pringle
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno
    Hosts: Esteli Jimenez Soto
  • Seminar Series | Energy and environmental economics

    FEBRUARY 26, 2018
    Jeremy West
    Assistant Professor of Economics. University of California at Santa Cruz
    Host: Adam Millard-Ball
  • Seminar Series | Land use impacts on stream restoration outcomes

    FEBRUARY 12, 2018
    Bronwen Stanford, Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Studies
    University of California Santa Cruz
    Host: Erika Zavaleta
  • Seminar Series | Lightning Talks!

    FEBRUARY 5, 2018
    Karen Holl, “Lessons learned about applied nucleation as a tropical forest restoration strategy”; Greg Gilbert; Damian Parr; Michael Loik
    Host: Esteli Jimenez Soto
  • Seminar Series | Carbon credits as an incentive for habitat restoration: How do we get the most habitat bang for our carbon buck?

    JANUARY 29, 2018
    Virginia Matzek
    Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences
    Santa Clara University
    Host: Karen Holl
  • Seminar Series | Behavior, physiology, and population dynamics of native bees in rapidly changing and extreme environment

    JANUARY 22, 2018
    Hollis Woodard
    Assistant Professor, ​Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside
    Host: Esteli Jimenez Soto
  • Seminar Series | Bat ecology and conservation in agricultural landscapes in the California central coast

    JANUARY 8, 2018
    Elissa Olimpi
    Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Cruz
    Host: Stacy Philpott
  • Seminar Series | You can count on us: Assessing the politics, promise, and perils of global urban climate governance

    December 4, 2017
    David Gordon
    Assistant Professor, Politics Department, UCSC
    Host: Madeleine Fairbairn
  • Seminar Series | Immigrant farmworker health, inequalities, and what can be done

    November 27, 2017
    Seth Holmes and indigenous farmworker research collaborators
    Seth Holmes is Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health; Co-Chair
    Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC, Berkeley
    Hosts: Esteli Jimenez Soto and Madeleine Fairbairn
  • Seminar Series | Cross-pollinating agriculture, ecosystems and food: Human/bee relationships in Anolaima, Colombia

    November 20, 2017
    Marcela Cely Santos, Ph.D. Candidate
    Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Stacy Philpott
  • Seminar Series | From Minkowski to muskoxen: An ecological theory of time

    November 13, 2017
    Eric Stephen Post
    Professor of Climate Change Ecology, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, UC Davis
    Host: Chris Wilmers
  • Seminar Series | For-profit democracy: The rise of environmental injustices, and the decline of governmental authority

    November 6, 2017
    Loka Ashwood, Assistant Professor
    Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Auburn University
    Host: Madeleine Fairbairn
  • Seminar Series | Vegetation phenology and remote sensing

    October 30, 2017
    Cong Wang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Environmental Studies Dept., UCSC
    Host: Kai Zhu
  • Seminar Series | Urban sprawl: History, geography and climate consequences

    October 23, 2017
    Adam Millard-Ball, Assistant Professor
    Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Daniel Press
  • Seminar Series | As husband and wife: Modern farms and portable families in the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta

    October 16, 2017
    Robin Lovell, Ph.D. Candidate
    Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Jeff Bury
  • Seminar Series | SupplyShift: A global network for corporate supply chain sustainability information and the startup journey of former ENVS grad students

    October 9, 2017
    James Barsimantov, Chief Operating Officer
    SupplyShift; UCSC ENVS PhD graduate
    Host: Greg Gilbert
  • Seminar Series

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    Duran Fiack, PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies
    UC Santa Cruz
    Host: Sheldon Kamieniecki
  • Seminar Series

    Monday, May 15, 2017
    Arthur Middleton, Assistant Professor
    Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
    Host: Chris Wilmers
  • Seminar Series | Farmer adaptation and alternative management practices in semi-arid West Africa

    Monday, May 8, 2017
    Jon Eldon, PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies
    UC Santa Cruz
    Host: Carol Shennan
  • Seminar Series | Scenario Modeling of Potential Climate Change Effects in California Reservoirs

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Amber Jean Kuss McCullum, PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies
    UC Santa Cruz
    Host: Brent Haddad
  • Seminar Series | The only thing we have to fear: Humans as a top behavioral predator in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    Monday, April 24, 2017
    "The only thing we have to fear: Humans as a top behavioral predator in the Santa Cruz Mountains"
    Justine Smith, PhD Candidate, Environmental Studies
    UC Santa Cruz
    Host: Chris Wilmers
  • Seminar Series | Local Fishery, Global Commodity: Governing resource access in marine and coastal fisheries

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Katherine Seto, PhD Candidate
    Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
    Host: Daniel Press
  • Seminar Series | Global garbage and gendered spaces of nature and development in coastal Yucatán, Mexico.

    Monday, April 17, 2017
    Anne-Marie Hanson, Assistant Professor, Univ. of Illinois, Springfield
    Host: Daniel Press
  • Seminar Series | "Sovereignty, seafood, science, and the making of coastal and oceans governance"

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Elizabeth Havice, Assistant Professor, Geography Dept.
    UNC - Chapel Hill
    Host: Daniel Press
  • Seminar Series

    Monday, April 10, 2017
    Michele L. Barnes, NSF SBE Postdoctoral Fellow
    Univ. of Hawaii
    Host: Daniel Press
  • Seminar Series

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Joseph Bull, Quantitative Environmental Scientist Candidate
    12:00 to 1:10 pm in ISB 221
    Come early for coffee, tea and snacks
    Host: Chris Wilmers
  • Seminar Series

    Monday, March 13, 2017
    Quantitative Environmental Scientist Candidate Kai Zhu
    12:00 to 1:10 pm in ISB 221
    Come early for coffee, tea and snacks
    Host: Chris Wilmers
  • Seminar Series | Investigating human behaviors as adaptation to changing social and biophysical landscapes

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    Quantitative Environmental Scientist Candidate
    Jonathan Salerno, Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Colorado Boulder
    12:00 to 1:10 pm in ISB 221
    Come early for coffee, tea and snacks
    Host: Chris Wilmers
  • Seminar Series

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    Quantitative Environmental Scientist Candidate
    12:00 to 1:10 pm in ISB 221
    Come early for coffee, tea and snacks
    Host: Chris Wilmers
  • Seminar Series

    Seminar Series
    Monday, February 27
    Joshua Cinner, Coastal Sciences & Policy Candidate
    Host: Don Croll
  • Seminar Series | "An Ecosystem Ecologist Goes to Washington: Science to Inform Restoration, Management, and Policy"

    Wednesday, February 15
    Ariana Sutton-Grier, Research Faculty for the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center,
    University of Maryland College Park,
    Host: Don Croll
  • Seminar Series | Uncertainty in water management: when things are poorly known and differently understood

    February 1, 2017
    Dr. Marcela Brugnach, Water Engineer and Management Group, University of Twente, The Netherlands
    Host: Stacy Philpott

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  • Seminar Series | The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Sustainable Water and Food Systems in Coastal California

    January 30, 2017
    Dr. Jason Gurdak, Associate Professor, Earth and Climate Sciences Department, San Francisco State University
    Host: Stacy Philpott

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  • Seminar Series | Integrating data and models to inform biodiversity decision-making

    January 23, 2017
    Leah Gerber, Director of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Arizona State University
    Host: Don Croll

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  • Seminar Series | Land use change and the loss of climate adaptive ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes

    January 18, 2017
    Dr. Brenda Lin, Senior Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Land and Water Division
    Host: Stacy Philpott

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  • Seminar Series | Rethinking Food Localization: A Food-Water-Energy Perspective

    January 11, 2017
    Dr. Elliot Campbell, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering, University of California, Merced
    Host: Stacy Philpott

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  • Seminar Series | Salinity intrusion in the Vietnamese Mekong delta: how can we sustainably adapt agricultural production systems to this (un)natural process?

    January 9, 2017
    Dr. Fabrice Renaud, Head of Section, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security
    Host: Stacy Philpott

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  • Seminar Series | PhyloSusceptibility: Phylogenetics Predictions about Pathogenic Phungi

    September 26, 2016
    Gregory S. Gilbert, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Karen Holl

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  • Seminar Series | Agroecosystems, Biodiversity, Ecological Complexity, and Human Benefits

    October 3, 2016
    Stacy Philpott, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Deborah Letourneau

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  • Seminar Series | Does American Environmental Policy Work? Limits, Failures and Reforms?

    October 10, 2016
    Daniel Press, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Tim Duane

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  • Seminar Series | Complexity and the Quest for Sustainable Crop Production Systems

    October 17, 2016
    Carol Shennan, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Deborah Letourneau

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  • Seminar Series | The Climate Conundrum: Complex Human and Natural Systems Research Challenges in the Andes

    October 24, 2016
    Jeff Bury, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Flora Lu

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  • Seminar Series | The Physiology, Behavior, and Indirect Effects of Large Predators in a Human Dominated World

    Monday, October 31
    Chris Wilmers, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Terrie Williams

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  • Seminar Series | The Pesticide Treadmill: Unintended Consequences of Regulatory Spotlighting Two Organophosphates in California's Central Coast

    November 7
    12:00–1:05 p.m. in 221 ISB
    Come early for coffee, tea, & snacks
    Ann Drevno, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Daniel Press

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  • Exhibit | Cross Pollination: The Art and Science of Santa Cruz Insects

    November 12 
    10:00–5:00 p.m. at Cowell Ranch Hay Barn
    November 13
    10:00–3:00 p.m. at Cowell Ranch Hay Barn
    Showcasing the artwork of Maryjo Koch and the Randall Morgan Insect Collection held by UCSC's Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History. Read more »

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  • Seminar Series | Crude Contradictions: Political Economy, Indigenous Struggles, and Conservation in Contemporary Ecuador

    November 14
    12:00–1:05 p.m. in 221 ISB
    Come early for coffee, tea, & snacks
    Flora Lu, Professor, Environmental Studies Department, UCSC
    Host: Andy Sasz

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  • Seminar Series | Police, Pesticides, and Prisons: Environmental Justice and the Capitalist Racial State in Delano, California

    November 21
    12:00–1:05 p.m. in 221 ISB
    Come early for coffee, tea, & snacks
    Keith Miyake, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of American Studies, UC Davis
    Host: Flora Lu

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  • Seminar Series |

    November 28
    12:00–1:05 p.m. in 221 ISB
    Come early for coffee, tea, & snacks
    Host: TBA

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