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February 2015

All the Trees in the Forest: The Extraordinary Story of Israel's Woodlands
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 4 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: Alon Tal, Blausten Institute of Desert Research, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Host: Forestry
Contact: Rich Kobe at kobe@msu.edu
Series: Forestry Hanover Seminar Series
Note: Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m.

Human-Carnivore Conflict: Modeling the Spatial Distribution of Lions, Leopards, and Spotted Hyenas, and Their Attacks Upon Livestock in Tanzania's Ruaha Landscape
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Leandro Alecio Dos Santos Abade, Wildlife Conservation and Research Unit, University of Oxford
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact: Emi Fergus
Series: Fisheries and Wildlife Spring 2015 Seminar Series

Fog, Cloud and the Maintenance of Ecosystems: Mist Opportunities?
Date: Friday, February 6, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 237, KBS
Speaker: Kathie Weathers
Host: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Emergence and Interference of Clones in Populations, Glassy Aspects of Evolution
Date: Friday, February 6, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences
Speaker: Marija Vucelja, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology, The Rockefeller University
Series: Science At The Edge

Spirituality After Darwin: 'Dark Green' Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature
Date: Monday, February 9, 7 p.m.
Location: 115 CIP
Speaker: Bron Taylor is Professor of Religion, Nature and Environmental Ethics at The University of Florida. He is also a Carson Fellow of the Rachel Carson Center (at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt, Munchen), and an Affiliated Scholar with the Center for Environment and Development at Oslo University.
Host: College of Arts and Letters
Series: Religious Studies Lecture

Water Quality Management: Scaling Problems, Monitoring, and Stakeholder Involvement
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Caroline Wynne, Visiting Fulbright Scholar to MSU from Trinity College, University of Dublin
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact: Emi Fergus
Series: Fisheries and Wildlife Spring 2015 Seminar Series

New Materials TITLE Printing Processes for Flexible Electronics
Date: Friday, February 13, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: C. Daniel Frisbie, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota
Series: Science At The Edge

From Exploitationware to Careware: Players, Scientists and Epistemic Games
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 12 p.m.
Location: 252 Erickson Hall
Speaker: Casey O'Donnell, Assistant Professor, Media and Information
Host: CREATE for STEM Institute
Series: CREATE Science Seminar Series

The Future of Solar Energy After the Big Crash
Date: Friday, February 20, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building
Speaker: Sue Carter, Physics Department, University of California at Santa Cruz
Series: Science At The Edge

Attracting carnivorous insects with plant volatiles: The future of biocontrol or playing with fire?
Date: Friday, February 20, 3 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science Building
Speaker: Ian Kaplan, Purdue University
Host: Entomology
Note: Refreshments served at 2:45 p.m.

Plant Community Dynamics in Michigan and Sand Prairie Restoration
Date: Friday, February 27, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 237, KBS
Speaker: Todd Aschenbach

Dynamic Omics Integration: A First Step Toward Personalized Medicine
Date: Friday, February 27, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: George Mias, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU
Series: Science At The Edge

March 2015

Professional Development Workshop: Research Data Management in Fisheries and Wildlife
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Eric Tans, Environmental Sciences Librarian, MSU
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife GSO
Contact: Emi Fergus
Series: Fisheries and Wildlife Spring 2015 Seminar Series

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

Ignorance and Disagreement in Interdisciplinary Science
Date: Friday, March 6, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 237, KBS
Speaker: Michael O'Rourke, Philosophy
Host: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

From Heat to Electricity with Thermoelectric Materials: The Story of Nanostructuring
Date: Friday, March 6, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: Mercouri Kanatzidis, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Series: Science At The Edge

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.

How Information Technologies Are Transforming Agricultural Conservation
Date: Thursday, March 12, 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Kellogg Center
Contact: Laura Young, MSU Institute of Water Research youngla9@msu.edu
Note: The workshop is open to the public, but advanced registration is required by Feb. 27, 2015.

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.

Addressing Fish and Wildlife Management Challenges Using a Social Network Approach: Managing Fish in Fire-Prone Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Paige Fischer, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife GSO
Contact: Emi Fergus
Series: Fisheries and Wildlife Spring 2015 Seminar Series

Water Networking Event
Date: Thursday, March 19, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Red Cedar B, Kellogg Center
Host: MSU Water Science Network
Contact: Erin Dreelin dreelin@msu.edu

To What Extent Can Networks Be Controlled? And What For?
Date: Friday, March 20, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: Adilson E. Motter, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University
Series: Science At The Edge

Exploring the disturbance ecology of forest lepidopteran communities using measures of resistance and resilience
Date: Friday, March 20, 3 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science Building
Speaker: Keith Summerville, Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Drake University
Host: Entomology
Note: Refreshments served at 2:45 p.m.

Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes: An Interdisciplinary Discussion
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Riverside Room, Kellogg Center
Speaker: Panelists include James Clift, policy director of Michigan Environmental Council; Cloe Garnache, assistant professor of agriculture, food and resource economics; Jan Stevenson, professor of algal ecology, aquatic ecology and environmental science; Marilyn Thelen, agricultural systems educator, MSU Extension
Host: ESPP
Contact: Karessa Weir weirkare@msu.edu
Series: ESPP Research Colloquia
Note: Refreshments will be served at 3:15 p.m.

Metamorphosis from MSU Graduate Student to Federal Research Professional: Perspectives from a Lamprey Ecologist
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Johnson, Research Ecologist, Hammond Bay Biological Station, USGS Great Lakes Science Center
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife GSO
Contact: Emi Fergus
Series: Fisheries and Wildlife Spring 2015 Seminar Series

The Genetic Regulatory System: Attractors as Cell Types and Criticality
Date: Friday, March 27, 11:30 a.m.
Location: 1400 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
Speaker: Stuart Kauffman, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle WA
Series: Science At The Edge

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

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

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

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

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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