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March 2015

Michigan's Invasive Plant Collaborative Exchange
Date: Friday, March 6,
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Host: Michigan Invasive Plant Council
Contact: Amy Frankmann at 517-381-0437
Series: ANR Week

A Matter of Balance: Feeding our Crops and Protecting Our Water in a Changing Climate
Date: Friday, March 6, All day
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Host: Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society
Contact: Daniel Kesselringdfbjkring@att.net
Series: ANR Week

The Great Lakes Conference: Advancing Knowledge and Improvement
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Speaker: Lois Wolfson wolfson1@msu.edu or Michelle Selzer selzerm@michigan.gov
Series: ANR Week
Note: The Great Lakes are a valued resource to Michigan, providing water for recreation, consumption, power and multiple other uses. They are also subject to a variety of challenges including invasive species and water quality problems as well as changing fisheries and food webs. Celebrating its 25th year, the conference will address some of these key topic areas and highlight some of the latest research and management efforts being developed for the Great Lakes and its surrounding watershed. The conference is free and open to the public; however, advanced registration by Thursday, March 5, is requested.

Shoreline and Shallows Conference
Date: Wednesday, March 11,
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Contact: ANR Week
Note: The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP) and its partners will feature case studies and current research related to bioengineering shorelines sites, lakeshore habitats, shoreline restoration and habitat improvement. The cost to attend is $45, which includes lunch and coffee breaks. Certified Natural Shoreline Professional continuing education units may be available for attending this conference.

Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference
Date: Thursday, March 12, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Host: MSU Extension and the Michigan Forage Council
Contact: Kim Cassida 517-355-0271 ex. 1194
Series: ANR Week
Note: The popular Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference is back. This educational conference will feature innovative researchers, industry representatives and cutting-edge farmers speaking on all things forage, such as grazing management, use of cover crops as forage, hay and haylage production, corn silage production and much more.

Farming Our Future: The Forces and Faces of 21st Century Agriculture
Date: Friday, March 13, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Series: ANR Week
Note: The Less=More sustainable agriculture coalition presents a conference addressing what it means to be a farmer today. The event will cover the forces that shape this important work in our society including the Farm Bill, subsidies, the Right to Farm Act, emerging trends of nontraditional farmers in minority communities, and the increase in urban and suburban backyard farmers. The conference will feature two keynote speakers and two panel discussions. Beginning farmers, people considering farming, and consumers concerned about food as it relates to their health, our communities, the environment and animal welfare should find this an extremely informative event.

Labor, Livelihoods and Brazilian Black Gold: Navigating Fair Trade, Coffee Quality and Environmental Standards
Date: Friday, March 27, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: MSU Museum Auditorium
Speaker: Rebecca Meuninck, Ecology Center
Host: MSU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Series: Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Brown Bag Series

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: Registration to come

Michigan State University Science Festival
Date: Wednesday, April 15, April 15 - 19, 2015
Location:

May 2015

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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