April 2015

Controlling Sprawl and Protecting Farmland the Oregon Way: Success and Challenges after 40 years of statewide planning
Date: Monday, April 27, 3:00 p.m.
Location: 209 Human Ecology
Speaker: Innisfree McKinnon, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Note: Abstract: In 1973, Oregon set up a statewise system of land use planning that provides some of the strongest growth control and farmland conservation measures in the county. Yet it has faced repeated political challenges over its 40+ year history. Learn about how this system limits sprawl and preserves land for farm and forest uses. In this seminar, McKinnon will discuss the history of Oregon's famed land use system, how the various elements of the system function together, and recent and ongoing challenges for land use planning in Oregon.

Organic Governance Regimes: The Best Bet for Nigeria's Organic Sector
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 104 Giltner Hall
Speaker: Jelili Adebiyi, Doctoral Student, Community Sustainability and ESPP
Host: ESPP
Series: ESPP Research Colloquia
Note: Refreshments will be provided.

Bringing Bees Back for Better Berries
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Kellogg Biological Station
Speaker: Rufus Isaacs, Department of Entomology and Extension Specialist
Note: Doors open at 7 p.m. Before and after the talk, visit exhibitors including the MSU Extension Community Food Systems program, Kalamazoo Nature Centerís Michigan Butterfly Network, KBS Long Term Ecological Research and Native Connections.Free berry themed desserts, along with water, tea and coffee will be served by the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Conference Center. New this year, a cash bar featuring Wildberry Pyment Mead from B. Nektar and Contemplation Ale from Grand Rapids brewery, Brewery Vivant will be open prior to the event. Each of these feature locally grown ingredients such as local honey, grapes and Michigan grown hops.

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

Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry
Date: Friday, May 1, 12 p.m.
Location: 457 Berkey Hall
Speaker: Stephen Vrla, Sociology and ESPP
Host: Animal Studies
Series: Animal Studies Brown Bag Seminar Series

Assessing the change in Lake Whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) maturity schedules from 1976-2013 in the upper Great Lakes
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 9 a.m.
Location: 105 Manly Miles
Speaker: Marissa L. Hammond, Fisheries & Wildlife
Host: Major Advisor: Dr. William Taylor
Series: MS Defense Seminar

Bias and Reproducible Research
Date: Thursday, May 7, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Pasant Theatre, Wharton Center
Speaker: Dr. John Ioannidis, C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University and is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Research and Policy, and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) at Stanford University School of Medicine
Note: Dr. Ioannidis will discuss best practices for excellence in research, including designing replicable studies and using peer group review. An expert in empirical research methods and statistics, IT professionals and statisticians will also find great value in hearing his strategies.

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

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 or Melissa Kjelvik
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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