Spring 2020 Seminar Series

All seminars are held in Baldy Hall 200G unless otherwise noted

Our EVS Seminar Series has been cancelled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Upcoming Seminars

Past Seminars

September 26
Andrew Hoffman
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Presented by the Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative

September 27
Andrew Hoffman
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Q&A Session

October 18
Katherine Kravitz
Department of Geosystems, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
The evolution of life and landforms: Modeling the link between biological and geological processes

October 25     
Kevin Smiley
Department of Sociology, University at Buffalo
Social Inequality, Environmental Change and Urbanization in Greater Houston

November 1 
Adam Rome
Department of Environment and Sustainability, University at Buffalo
Envisioning a Sustainable Society: Reconsidering a Pioneering Call-to-Action by UB's Lester Milbrath

November 22 
Melissa Holmes
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Social Status and Reproductive Behavior in Naked Mole Rats  

December 6    
Krishna Balasubramaniam
Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis        
The Impact of Intrinsic & Extrinsic Factors on Primate Social Structure & Disease Risk: Insights from the Genus Macaca  

December 9
John Armstrong
University of California, Santa Cruz
Taking control to do more: how local governments and communities can enact effective climate mitigation policies
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 17
Holly Buck
University of California, Los Angeles
Carbon removal technologies: How can they be developed in the public interest?
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

January 9
Abigail Sullivan
Indiana University
Collective, collaborative, and conflicting: insights on environmental governance in an era of environmental change
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

January 21
Emily Reisman
University of California, Santa Cruz
Putting Efficiency in its place: situating paradigms of agricultural sustainability
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

January 23
Apollonya Porcelli
Brown University
'When it smells it pays': Sustainability science and policy on Peru's contaminated coast
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

January 27
John Boakye-Danquah
University of Saskatchewan
Bridging organizations as innovative governance tools for socioecological governance in small-scale forest communities in the post-industrial world
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

February 10
Anne Toomey
Environmental Studies and Science, Pace University
Hidden Ecologies: Exploring the social-ecological dynamics of urban waterfronts
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

February 28
Ranjan Muthukrishnan
Indiana University, Environmental Resilience Institute
Life in a changing world: Understanding community resilience and vulnerability to anthropogenic stresses
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. 

March 6
Craig Thomas
Department of Environment and Sustainability, University at Buffalo
Sustainability and Transdisciplinary Thinking
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.