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DEPT. OF GEOGRAPHY & ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

University of Maryland, Baltimore County 8/31/2009

FALL 2009 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

 

 

September 9

 

 

DR. BILL FAGAN

Professor, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park

 

Riverine Landscapes: Exploring Connectivity, Extinction Risk and Biogeography in an Alternative Geometry

 

 

September 16

 

 

DR. JEFFREY HALVERSON

Associate Professor, Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

 

Hurricanes in the Mid Atlantic: Freshwater Flooding In the Past and in Recent Times

 

 

September 23

 

 

DR. CLAIRE JANTZ

Assistant Professor, Geography & Earth Science, Shippensburg University

 

Incorporating Urban Modeling into Environmental Planning: Examples from the Local to Regional Scales in the Mid-Atlantic Region

 

 

October 7

 

 

DR. JAMES D. NICHOLS

Senior Scientist, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

 

Integrating Science and Conservation Management: A Structured Decision-making Approach

 

 

October 21

 

 

DR. EILEEN MCGURTY

Associate Chair, Environmental Sciences & Policy, Johns Hopkins University

 

Environmental Justice and Planning for Sustainable Communities

 

 

October 28

 

 

DR. THOMAS JORDAN

Nutrient Laboratory, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

 

Nutrient Discharges from Watersheds of the Chesapeake and the Search for the Missing Nitrogen

 

 

November 11

 

 

DR. KEITH HARRIES

Professor Emeritus, Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

 

Geographic Profiling of Crime and Terrorism

 

 

December 2

 

 

DR. LAURA LEWIS

Assistant Professor, Geography & Environmental Systems, UMBC

 

Predicting Factors that Impact Crop Productivity within and Outside Centers of Crop Origin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online:

 

 

 

http://www.umbc.edu/ges/GES_seminar_series.html

 

 

 

Dr. Erle C. Ellis, Associate Professor

Dept. of Geography & Environmental Systems

211 Sondheim Hall, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

 

 

email:

 

 

 

ece@umbc.edu Tel:

(410) 455-3078

 

 

 

CUERE (Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education) Fall 2009 Seminar Series http://www.umbc.edu/cuere/seminarSeries.html
Seminars are held on Fridays at 2 PM in the Technology Research Center, Room 206, and are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Visitor parking passes for the TRC lot may be purchased for $4.00 in the CUERE office in TRC 102/105 shortly before seminar.

September 4, 2009
Lee Sobel
Smart Growth Program, US EPA, Washington DC
“The Business Case for Smart Growth”

September 11, 2009
Dr. Howard Mielke
Xavier University
“Neurotoxin Contamination of U.S. Cities: Baltimore and New Orleans”

September 18, 2009
Dr. Sacoby Wilson
University of South Carolina, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
“Environmental (In)Justice and Environmental Health Disparities: Issues, Research, and Policy Solutions”

September 25, 2009
Dr. Paula Shrewsbury
U. MD College Park, Dept. of Entomology
“Influence of Native Plants on Arthropod Biodiversity and Conservation Biological Control in Urban Landscapes”

October 2, 2009
Dr. Stanley Gehrt
Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources
“Coyote Ecology in Chicago: A Misanthropic Synanthrope?”

October 9, 2009
Dr. David Sailor
Portland State University, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
“Understanding the Energy and Environmental Effects of Vegetated Rooftops”

October 16, 2009
Dr. David Elesh
Temple University, Department of Sociology
“Exploring Metropolitan Diversity: the Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project”

October 23, 2009
No Seminar – BES Annual meeting Oct 21-22

October 30, 2009
Dr. Alan Vicory
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitary Commission
“Collaborative Water Resource Management in Multijurisdictional Watersheds”

November 6, 2009
Dr. Ross Hinkle
University of Central Florida, Department of Biology
“Assessing Carbon Dioxide Flux Dynamics in Orlando, Florida A RapidlyGrowing Urban Ecosystem”

November 13, 2009
Dr. Shuiwang Duan
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science
“Tracing Sources of Organic Matter in Two Urban Bayous”

November 20, 2009
Dr. Jason Kaye
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
“Ecosystem Responses to Urban Atmospheres: A Case Study From the Sonoran Desert Surrounding Phoenix, AZ”

November 27, 2009
Holiday – No seminar

December 4, 2009
Dr. Elena Irwin
Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
“Spatial Dynamics and Economic Models of Land Use Change”

December 11, 2009
Dr. Robert Traver
Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership
Villanova University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
“Achieving Sustainable Stormwater Management”

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