October 2014

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

The Impact of Climate change on Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis thermal habitat in the United States
Date: Friday, November 7, 2:00 p.m.
Location: 105 Manly Miles
Speaker: Kelsey M. Schlee, masters candidate
Host: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

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.
Location: MSU Union
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

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Workshop for Ecologists
Date: Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
Speaker: Dr. James Grace (USGS), a leading expert on SEM in the natural sciences
Contact: Beth Miller
Note: This workshop is aimed at ecology grad students and postdocs. It will emphasize the conceptual basis of SEM, but will also provide an overview of available R-based analytical tools. The course is aimed at those looking to use these techniques in their own research; you do not need to have your own data to participate.

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

Advances in the Assessment of the Saginaw Bay Stock of Walleyes, Lake Huron and Evaluation of Management Options
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 1:30 p.m.
Location: 338 Natural Resources Building
Speaker: David G. Fielder, doctoral candidate
Host: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Technology Adoption and Decision Making
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Location: 205 Natural Science Building
Speaker: Li Cheng, ESPP doctoral student (AFRE) with panelists Dr. Jinhua Zhao (Economics), Dr. Joseph Hamm (Criminal Justice) and Jelili Adebiyi (Community Sustainability)
Host: ESPP
Contact: Karessa Weir
Series: ESPP Research Colloquia
Note: Refreshments will be served at 3:15 p.m.

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

Screening of the Cambodian documentary "A River Changes Course"
Date: Thursday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Location: B115 Wells
Speaker: Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam
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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