2009 - 2010 Seminar Schedule

    (All seminars are on Tuesday at 4:00 pm and are held in the Large Seminar Room, unless otherwise noted)


Date Speaker Affiliation Title
DGE conference room
Josep Peñuelas Research Professor, National Research Council of Spain / Director of Plant Ecophysiology and Global Change Unit , Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona "Neglected biological components of ecosystem - global change interactions"
SEP 22 James Johnstone Postdoctoral Scholar, Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley "Summer fog variability in the coast redwood region: climatic relevance and ecological implications"
SEP 29
Kris Ebi Head, Technical Support Unit,
IPCC-Working Group II
"A stitch in time: adaptation to the health impacts of climate change"
OCT 6 Noah Diffenbaugh Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University "Dynamics and impacts of fine-scale climate change"
OCT 13 David Keith Director, ISEEE Energy and Environmental Systems Group The capability to engineer the climate is a necessary tool for managing climate risks.
OCT 15
Y2E2 299
Josep (Pep) Canadell Executive Director, Global Carbon Project A joint project of the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP: IGBP, IHDP, WCRP, Diversitas) CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research "The 2008 Carbon Budget"
DEC 1 Todd Dawson Departments of Integrative Biology and Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley Linking roots to regions: how root functions can impact hydrological and other ecosystem processes.
JAN 5 Romain Barnard Grassland Science, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, Visiting UC Berkeley How can plant diversity affect soil N cycling? Investigating from gene abundance to N2O fluxes
JAN 12 John Weyant Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University Developing Global Climate Scenarios with Integrated Models.
JAN 22
Friday at NOON
DGE conference room
Mary O'Connor Postdoctoral Associate, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis "General temperature dependence of metabolism and the consequences for rates and outcomes of ecological processes"
JAN 28 Julia K. Baum National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara Ocean Ecology in an Era of Global Change
FEB 19
Friday at NOON
DGE conference room
Duncan Menge Postdoctoral Associate, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis " Resolving the dual paradoxes of nitrogen limitation and nitrogen richness "
MAR 2 John Harte Professor, Energy and Resources Group, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley "Maximum entropy predicts realistic patterns in the distribution and abundance of species"
APR 15
Anna M. Michalak Associate Professor, Dpt of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Dpt of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, The University of Michigan "Towards a global carbon monitoring system: Assimilating in situ and remote sensing observations in a geostatistical framework"
APR 27 James Brown University of New Mexico "Metabolism is to Ecology as Genetics is to Evolution"
MAY 11 Kirk Emerson Senior Policy Associate, School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona "Making Collaboration Work for Climate Change."


2008 - 2009 Seminars

2007 - 2008 Seminars