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April 2015

2015 Fate of the Earth Symposium: Tipping Points, Crises and Solutions
Date: Wednesday, April 1, All day
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Speaker: Andrew Revkin, author of Dot Earth blog in the New York Times and senior fellow for environmental understanding, Pace University; Gary Libecap, Bren School for Environmental Science and Management, University of California-Santa Barbara; John Crittenden, director of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems; Claudia Pahl-Wostl, professor and senior research fellow, Stockholm Resilience Center; Susanna Moser, director and principle researchers, Susanna Moser Research and Consulting, Santa Cruz, California
Host: ESPP
Contact: weirkare@msu.edu
Note: Register here

Laks, Fish and People: Landscape Fisheries in Ontario
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Speaker: Dr. Nigel Lester, Research Scientist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife GSO
Contact: Emi Fergus
Series: Fisheries and Wildlife Spring 2015 Seminar Series

Using Biophysics to Understand Mechanisms of HIV Replication
Date: Friday, April 3, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Science
Speaker: Blanton Tolbert, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
Series: Science At The Edge

Water Infrastructure Choices and their Microbiological Consequences: Antibiotic Resistance and Opportunistic Pathogens
Date: Friday, April 3, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 271 Plant and Soil Sciences Building
Speaker: Dr. Amy Pruden, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
Host: ESPP; Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contact: Wei Zhang

Forest Growth in Pakistan: Macro Economic Impediments and Community's Perspective
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 4 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: Naila Nazir, Fulbright Postdoc Research Scholar, Department of Community Sustainability, MSU
Host: MSU Forestry
Series: Hanover Forest Science Seminar

The Capacity For Adaption in Ideal and Real Populations
Date: Friday, April 10, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 237, KBS
Speaker: Ruth Shaw
Host: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Designing Synthetic Multicellular Systems
Date: Friday, April 10, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: Matthew Bennett, BioSciences, Rice University
Series: Science At The Edge

Soil carbon dynamics in short-rotation woody plantations of the northern Lake States
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 4 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: Stephanie Grand, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, MSU
Host: MSU Forestry
Series: Hanover Forest Science Seminar

Michigan State University Science Festival
Date: Wednesday, April 15, April 15 - 19, 2015
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Meet the FW Lab
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Gary Roloff, Applied Forest and Wildlife Ecology Lab, MSU
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife GSO
Contact: Emi Fergus
Series: Fisheries and Wildlife Spring 2015 Seminar Series

Chromatin Dynamics from an Epigenomic Perspective
Date: Friday, April 17, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: Steve Henikoff, Division of Basic Sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Series: Science At The Edge

Telling Our Stories: Fisheries and Wildlife Film Festival Featuring Videos from the Graduate Student Seminar
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Jordan Burroughs, Erin Dreelin and Jo Latimore
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife GSO
Contact: Emi Fergus
Series: Fisheries and Wildlife Spring 2015 Seminar Series

Complex Biological Network Reconstruction using Natural Language Processing
Date: Friday, April 24, 11:30 a.m
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: Radu Cojocaru, Enterprise Genomics Solutions, Life Sciences Solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific, CA
Series: Science At The Edge

Shaped by Danger: How honey bee foraging and communication respond to predators and are shaped by eavesdropping and inhibitory signaling
Date: Friday, April 24, 3:30 p.m.
Location: BPS Building
Speaker: James Nieh, University of California-San Diego
Host: Entomology

May 2015

Paradigms Lost? Cyanobacteria in Low-Nutrient Lakes
Date: Friday, May 1, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 237, KBS
Speaker: Kathryn Cottingham
Host: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Imaging Life at High Spatiotemporal Resolution
Date: Friday, May 1, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: Eric Betzig, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Series: Science At The Edge

Water Networking Event
Date: Thursday, May 14, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Corniche Room, Kellogg Center
Host: MSU Water Science Network
Contact: Erin Dreelin dreelin@msu.edu

Third Annual Workshop on Food Justice: Bringing Theory and Practice Together
Date: Friday, May 15, May 15-16
Location: Brody Hall
Note: Proposals due March 13.

KBS Eminent Ecologists presents Dr. Peter Adler on Current Topics in Ecology and Evolution
Date: Monday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Academic Building, Kellogg Biological Station
Speaker: Dr. Peter Adler, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University
Host: KBS
Contact: Kay Gross at kgross@kbs.msu.edu or Melissa Kjelvik kjelvikm@msu.edu
Series: KBS Eminent Ecologists

June 2015

Innovations in Collaborative Modeling: Addressing complex social and environmental problems through systems modeling techniques
Date: Thursday, June 4, June 4-5, 2015
Location: Kellogg Center
Host: ESPP, Sustainable Michigan Endowed Project, University Outreach and Engagement
Note: Call for proposals opens Sept. 19. Proposals due Dec. 19.

KBS Eminent Ecologists presents Dr. Nancy Grimm of Arizona State University
Date: Monday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Academic Building, Kellogg Biological Station
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Grimm, Stream & Urban Ecosystems Lab, Arizona State University
Host: Kellogg Biological Station

July 2015

KBS Eminent Ecologists presents Dr. Nelson Hairston Jr.
Date: Monday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Auditorium, Academic Building, Kellogg Biological Station
Speaker: Dr. Nelson Hairston, Jr. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

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