October 2014

The Tail of Two Fish: Importance of Intraspecific Variation for Community and Ecosystem Ecology
Date: Friday, October 24, 10:45 a.m. - noon
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: David Post

Pyrethroids Kill Bugs but Can Bugs Smell Pyrethroids?
Date: Friday, October 24, 3 p.m.
Location: 244 Natural Science
Speaker: Dr. Ke Dong, MSU Entomology

Innovation Seminar in Energy Efficient Transportation Systems
Date: Monday, October 27, 3 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Location: 303 International Center
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Hinkeldein, Transportation Engineer, Innovation Centre for Mobility and Society Change; Ajith Chakkedath, MSU doctoral student; Roger A. Dirksmeier, General Manager, Rail Systems, Fogtec Fire Protection
Host: German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, MSU Technologies, MSU College of Engineering
Note: Networking reception to follow.

Identifying and Working with Beneficiaries When Rights Are Unclear: Insights for REDD+ Initiatives
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: John Bruce, Land and Development Solutions International
Host: MSU Forestry
Series: MSU Forestry Hanover Seminar Series

Michael Wagner Lab: Behavior and Ecology of Native and Invasive Fishes
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Michael Wagner, Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife
Series: Fall 2014 Series

Innovation and Diversity in Coral Reef Fishes
Date: Thursday, October 30, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Peter C. Wainwright, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis
Host: EEBB

Biodiversity, Complexity and Pest Control: A Case Study from the Coffee Agroecosystem
Date: Friday, October 31, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: Ivette Perfecto

Evolutionary History and Diversification of Fishes on Coral Reefs
Date: Friday, October 31, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 237 Stack
Speaker: Peter C. Wainwright, Department of Evolution and Biology, University of California, Davis
Host: EEBB and KBS

November 2014

Toward a Community Ecology of Landscapes
Date: Thursday, November 6, 3 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley Center
Speaker: Dr. Oswald Schmitz, Yale University
Host: EEBB

Ecosystem Services in the City? Urban Forestry and Public Health
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 225 Natural Resources
Speaker: Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Series: MSU Forestry Hanover Series

ESPP Colloquia Series: Environmental Science Communication - Lessons Learned From Climate Change
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Speaker: Dr.Kevin Ells, Texas A & M University Dr. Aaron McCright, MSU Sociology Dr. Bruno Takahashi, MSU Communications Kent Taylor, The Climate Reality Project Moderated by Dr. Jinhua Zhao, ESPP and Economics
Host: Environmental Science and Policy Program
Contact: Karessa Weir
Series: ESPP Research Colloquia Series 2014-15
Note: Refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.

Distinguished Speaker
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 4:35 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: 100 Packaging
Speaker: Dr. Jon Haufler, President of The Wildlife Society, Executive Director of the Ecosystem Management Research Insitute
Host: Fisheries and Wildlife

The Cost-Effective Design of Payment for Ecosystem Services in the Philippines: An Opportunity Cost Approach
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources
Speaker: Dr. Katsuya Tanaka, Associate Professor of Economics, Research Center for Sustainability and Environment, Shiga University, Japan
Host: Department of Community Sustainability and Environmental Science and Policy Program

A New Frontier in Animal Behavior: Applying Movement Ecology to Understand Elephant Social Behavior, Population Structure and Cognition
Date: Thursday, November 13, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: George Wittemyer, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University

ESPP Town Hall Meeting
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 1 p.m.
Location: 276 Giltner Hall
Host: ESPP

Ixodes scapularis Host-Seeking Behavior has Implications for Human Risk for Lyme Disease in the Eastern United States
Date: Thursday, November 20, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: Isis Kuczaj, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, MSU

A River Changes Course movie screening and interview with filmmaker Kalyanee Mam
Date: Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Location: B115 Wells Hall
Speaker: Kalyanee Mam, award-winning filmmaker, lawyer and native Cambodian
Host: Department of Geography

Do Invasive Zebra Mussels Alter Structure of and Carbon Processing by Bacterioplankton Communities in Lakes?
Date: Friday, November 21, 10:45 a.m.
Location: Stack 234
Speaker: Vincent Denef

On the Edge of Extinction: The State of Asia's Elephants and the Promises and Pitfalls of Elephant-Based Tourism
Date: Friday, November 21, 12 - 1 pm
Location: 457 Berkey
Speaker: Jessica Bell, doctoral student in Animal Studies, Environmental Science & Policy and Sociology
Host: Animal Studies
Series: Animal Studies Friday Seminar

December 2014

Of Memory and Mammals: The Effect of Individual Experience on Population Processes
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 3:30 p.m.
Location: 118 Eppley
Speaker: Rudy Boonstra, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto, Scarborough

April 2015

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

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.

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