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“Water systems...can act as a powerfully unifying resource, so it is ironic to the point of absurdity that water education, management, and discourse are so fragmented. To truly assess water resources in their most holistic sense, one needs to include the many aspects of the hydrologic cycle, from meteorology to surface hydrology to soil sciences to groundwater to limnology to aquatic ecosystems. And that is just the physical system. One should also have an integral sense of the human dimensions, from economics to law to ethics to aesthetics to sociology and anthropology. Universities and management institutions are simply not organized along these lines; often they are fragmented to the point where even surface water and groundwater, quality and quantity, are separated out as if they were not inextricably inter-related.”

Aaron Wolf, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University

Events-

Monday, August 12, 2013
MS Defense: Miles Corcoran, Biological Sciences
Nancy Auer, Advisor
Factors Affecting Diporeia Growth Rates in Lake Superior
MUB Alumni Lounge A 10:00 am

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
MS Defense: Stephanie Tubman, Geology
John Gierke, Advisor
Spring Discharge Monitoring in Low-Resource Settings: A Case Study of Concepcion Chiquirichapa, Guatemala
Dow 610 10:00 am

Monday, August 5, 2013
MS Defense: Patrice Cobin, Geology
John Gierke, Advisor
Probabilistic modeling of rainfall induced landslide hazard assessment in San Juan La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
Dow 633 9:00 am

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
MS Defense: Aleta Daniels, Applied Ecology
Evan Kane & Randall Kolka, Advisors
Interactive Controls of Water Table Position and Plant Functional Types on Peat Porewater Character in Northern Bog Ecosystems: Implications for Carbon Cycling Dynamics
G004 Forestry, 8:00 am

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Green Film Series: Chasing Ice
Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog ventures to the Arctic to document the melting of ice mountains using state-of-the-art time lapse photography. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. (76 min.)
Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Sarah Green, MTU Dept of Chemistry
G002 Hesterberg Hall, SFRES 7:00-8:30 pm

Friday, May 3, 2013
PhD Defense: Rabi Gyawali, Environmental Engineering
Veronica Griffis & David Watkins, Advisors
“A Hydro-Climatic Modeling Framework for Adaptive Water Resources Management in the Great Lakes Basin”
Dow 875 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 2, 2013
MS Defense: Laura Matkala, Applied Ecology
Rodney Chimner & Harri Vasander, Advisors
“Influence of Vegetation Removal and Altering Water Levels on Co2 Flux Rates of a Northern Bog”
Admin 404 8:00 am

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tina Behr-Andres, Executive Advisor
Los Alamos National Laboratory
“Oil Spill Response Experience: Exxon Valdez to BP Deepwater Horizon”
Dow 642 4:00 pm
Tech Today Announcement

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
CWS Colloquium Course
Paper:
Buytaert et al., 2006. Human impact on the hydrology of the Andean páramos, Earth-Science Reviews, 79, 53–72
Discussion Leader: John Gierke
Dow 873 3:30 pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Myroslava Khomik, Forest Hydrology candidate
Clark University
“The Water Link- Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry”
SFRES 143 12:00 pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
MS Defense: Luke Barrett, Environmental Engineering
David Watkins, Advisor
“Manual Well Drilling in Northeastern Madagascar: Implementing the Cost- Effective Borehole”
Dow 873 12:00 pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
MS Defense: Emily Bouckaert, Biological Sciences
Nancy Auer, Advisor
“An Investigation of Lake Sturgeon Egg Deposition and Larval Emergence Near Artificial Spawning Reefs in the St. Clair-Detroit River System”
Admin 404 9:00 am

Monday, April 22, 2013
Ankita Mandelia, ENVE MS Student
Polychlorinated Biphenyl Compounds in the Torch Lake Area of Concern
Julie Padilla, ENVE MS Student
Assessment of Streams in the Keweenaw Penninsula for Impacts of Copper Mining
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Erik Brown, Professor of Geological Sciences
Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota
“The sedimentary record of Lake Malawi, East Africa: Stories of interactions between humans and their environment”
Dow 642 3:00 pm
Abstract & Flyer
co-sponsored by CWS, EPSSI, and Biological Sciences

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Keith Creagh ('74), director of the Michigan DNR
"The Grand Challenges Faced by the DNR"
Hesterberg Atrium, Room G002 9:00 am

Thursday, April 18, 2013
2013 Green Film Series: Issues & Dialogue
Switch Energy -
Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear? Will gasoline prices continue to rise? Can we clean up coal? Can renewables really power our future?
G002 Hesterberg Hall 7:00-8:30 pm
Discussion Facilitator:
Dr. Wayne Pennington, Geological & Mining Sci. & Eng.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
MS Defense: Cassandra Ott, Forest Ecology & Management
Rodney Chimner, Advisor
“Carbon in the Peatlands of the Great Lakes Region of North America”
Forestry G004 9:00 am

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
MS Defense: Karl Romanowicz IV, Applied Ecology
Erik Lilleskov, Advisor
“Plant-Mediated Effects on Microbial Diversity in Mesocosms of an Oligotrophic Bog”
Forestry 143 1:00 pm

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
CWS Colloquium Course
Papers:
Swift et al., 2005. Seasonal evolution of runoff from Haut Glacier d’Arolla, Switzerland and implications for glacial geomorphic processes, J. Hydrology, 309, 133-148. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2004.11.016
Covington et al., 2012. Quantifying the effects of glacier conduit geometry and recharge on proglacial hydrograph form, J. Hydrology, 414-415, 59-71. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.10.027
Discussion Leaders: John Gierke
Dow 873 3:30 pm

Monday, April 15, 2013
Ali Mirchi, CE PhD Candidate
“ Market-based Policy Options for Mitigating Agricultural Phosphorous Loads to the
Maumee Basin”

Meng Gao, ENVE MS Student
“ The Effect of Precipitation on Sediment Transport and Bridge Scour”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

 

2013 World Water Day Poster Awards

Photos and Videos


Coursework/Informational:
First Place: $250
Title: Plastic and Pharmaceutical Accumulation in the Great Lakes: A Local Problem with Global Impacts
Presenter: Barbara Michel, BL4465 Biological Oceanography (Barbara Michel, Jade Ortiz, Amanda Miller, Kyle Schueller, Melissa Patterson, Eryn Grupido, Eric Dipping, Erin Collins)
Advisor: Nancy Auer

Original Research
First Place: $250
Title: Respiration and Consumption Rates of Lake Superior Diporeia
Presenter: Miles Corcoran
Advisor: Nancy Auer

Second Place: $150
Title: An Evaluation of the Proposed MDEQ Water Quality Standard for Copper in the Upper Peninsula Using Two Multimetric Approaches
Presenter: Julie Padilla
Advisor: Noel Urban

Third Place (tie): $100 each
Title: Sand Accumulation in the Salmon Trout River Changes Gross Primary Production and Respiration Rates by Biofilms
Presenter: Jade Ortiz (Undergraduate!)
Advisor: Amy Marcarelli

Title: Spiny Water Flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) Impacts on Zooplankton Communities of Voyageurs National Park
Presenter: Martin Hobmeier
Advisor: Charlie Kerfoot

 



Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Foad Yousef, PhD Candidate, BIO
Advisor: W. Charles Kerfoot
"Remote sensing reveals biological and ecological processes of the Great Lakes"
GLRC Building Room 202 – 2:00-3:00 pm

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
CWS Colloquium Course
Paper:
Bisson et al., 2009. Freshwater ecosystems and resilience of Pacific salmon: habitat management based on natural variability. Ecology and Society 14(1), 45.
Discussion Leaders:
John Kirk and Rachael Barlock
Dow 873 3:30 pm

Monday, April 8, 2013
Dr. Jaroslaw Drelich, Materials Science and Engineering
“ New Vermiculite-Copper Nanoparticle Product with Antibacterial Properties”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Friday, April 5, 2013
Rupali Datta, BIO
" Molecular mechanisms of lead accumulation and phytoremediation by vetiver grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides)"
Biological Sciences Seminar Series
GLRC 202 2:00pm

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
CWS Colloquium Course
Paper: Rahm and Riha, 2012. Toward strategic management of shale gas development: Regional, collective impacts on water resources. Environmental Science & Policy, 17, 12-23.
Discussion Leader: John Gierke
Dow 873 3:30 pm

Monday, March 25, 2013
Dr. Robert Handler, Michigan Tech Sustainable Futures Institute
Aquaponics for Research and Education at Michigan Tech
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

World Water Day: Thursday, March 21, 2013
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The scheduled speaker for this event was injured. The alternate plans are as follows:

CWS Poster Session: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: GLRC 1st floor hallway
Students are requested to be present at their posters from 4:00-5:00 pm for informal discussions about their work.

CWS Faculty Research Showcase: 5:15 – 6:00 pm
CWS faculty will present 2 slides focused on their current research
Location: GLRC 202 Conference room

Monday, March 18, 2013
Neila Salvadori, ENVE MS Student
“Evaluation of the Influence of Climate Variability on Flood Risk in Moderately
Impaired Watersheds”

Mr. Rabi Gyawali, ENVE PhD Candidate
“Multi-model approach for hydro-climate impact assessment in the Great Lakes
Basin”

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Tuesday March 5, 2013
A. W. (Tony) England, Dale Karr and Roger DeRoo
“Measurement and Analysis of Extreme Wave and Ice Actions in the Great Lakes for Offshore Wind Platform Design”
The University of Michigan
Special Great Lakes Seminar
Great Lakes Research Center Rm 202 4:00pm

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
CWS Colloquium Course
Paper:
Buttle, 2011. Streamflow response to headwater reforestation in the Ganaraska River basin, southern Ontario, Canada, Hydrological Processes, 25(19), 3030-3041.
Discussion Leaders:
Rachael Barlock, John Kirk
Dow 873 3:30 pm

Monday, March 4, 2013
Ms. Gina Nicholas, Houghton Keweenaw Conservation District
Mr. Rob Aho, PE, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
"Watershed Management Planning and Stamp Sand Stabilization work in the Eagle River Watershed"?
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
CWS Colloquium Course
Papers:
Warner et al., 2011. A call to enhance the resiliency of the nation’s water management, JWRPM, 305-308.
Sheer, 2010. Dysfunctional water management: causes and solutions. JWRPM, 1-4.
Discussion Leaders: John Kirk, Alex Mayer
Dow 873 3:30 pm

Monday, February 25, 2013
Dr. Richelle Winkler, Social Sciences
“Rural Community Sustainability: Research, Applications, and Engagement in Calumet”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Friday, February 22, 2013
Patricia Bryan, President, Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologist (AEG)
URS Corporation, Chicago, IL
“The Work of Geological Engineers and Engineering Geologists – Project Examples
and Career Opportunities”

Engineers Week
Dow 610 3:00 pm

Friday, February 22, 2013
Colden Baxter, Assoc. Professor
Dept. of Biology, Idaho State University
“Spatial complexity and connectivity in river-riparian foodwebs”
Biological Sciences Seminar
GLRC 202 2:00 pm

February 21-22, 2013
Graduate Research Colloquium
GRC schedule
Presenter’s Abstracts
MUB Ballroom A & B 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Green Film Series: Last Call at the Oasis
Be it through consumption or contamination, water is becoming more scarce globally, including in the United States. (108 min.)
Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Alex Mayer, CEE
Hesterberg Hall G002 7:00-8:30 pm

Monday, February 18, 2013
Ms. Gretchen Watkins, Water Resources Specialist Lac du
Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
“Top Ten 10 Rules to Mastering Middle Management: Regulating Water Quality to Protect Human Health”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 202 3:00 pm

Friday, February 15, 2013
Guy Meadows, Director, Great Lakes Research Center
"Discovering Submerged Landscapes with Advanced Aquatic Sensors"
Biological Sciences Seminar
GLRC Building Room 202 2:00 pm

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Ken Meter, President of Crossroads Resource Center
"The Value of Local Food: How local food systems are revitalizing economies and communities"
MEEM 112 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Western UP Health Department

Monday, February 11, 2013
Bo Zhang, ATM PhD Candidate
“A Lagrangian View of Ozone Production Tendency in Summertime North
American Outflow”

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Monday, February 4, 2013
SFHI Water Candidate: Physical Oceanography & Hydrodynamic Modeling
Val Bennington, Assistant Scientist
Center for Climate Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Physical Controls of Lake Superior’s Circulation, Carbon Cycling, and Ecological Extensions"
EERC B0045 11:00 am
SFHI Evaluation Link

Monday, February 4, 2013
PhD Defense: Qili Hu, Chemistry
Sarah Green, Advisor
“The Development and Characterization of Fluorescent pH Sensors Based on Silica and Hydrogel Support Matricies”
ROTC 101 10:00am

Friday, February 1, 2013
Tapio Litmanen, professor and academy research fellow
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
"Mining in Finland"
Social Sciences Seminar
Academic Office Building, Room 201 12:00

Thursday, January 31, 2013
SFHI Water Candidate: Engineered Water Systems
Appala Raju Badireddy, Post-doctoral Research Associate
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology
Duke University, Durham, NC
“Unraveling the Biophysicochemical Mechanisms at Surrogate Pathogen and Nanoparticle/Membrane Interfaces: Implications for Water Treatment and the Environment”
Rehki G06 11:00 am
SFHI Evaluation Link

Thursday, January 31, 2013
PhD Defense: Stephanie Groves, Biological Sciences
Susan Bagley, Advisor
“Ethanol Production from Hardboard Manufacturing Process Wastewater: Methods for Improving Product Yields from Hemicellulose Hydrolysates”
Dow 642 9:00 am


Monday, January 28, 2013
Breanna Cornell, ENVE Undergraduate Student
“Water, Running, and the Kalahari”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Monday, January 28, 2013
Dr. Joshua Pearce, Materials Science and Engineering
“Radical Reductions in the Environmental Impacts of Manufacturing: A Distributed
Approach”

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Friday, January 25, 2013
Charles Kerfoot, Biological Sciences
"A rare glimpse into the past: Lake sediment reveals long-term methyl mercury record"

Biological Sciences Seminar Series
GLRC 202 2:00 pm

Thursday, January 24, 2013
SFHI Water Candidate: Engineered Water Systems
Daisuke Minakata, Research Engineer I
Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
”Mechanistic Insights in the Aqueous Phase Advanced Oxidation Processes: Reaction Rate Constant Prediction and its Application”

Rehki G06 11:00 am
SFHI Evaluation Link

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Sean Gohman, MTU doctoral candidate in Social Science
"Fourth Thursday in History: Appreciating Mine Waste"
KNHP headquarters building, Calumet 7:00 p.m.
http://www.nps.gov/kewe/planyourvisit/events.htm

Thursday, January 17, 2013
SFHI-Water Candidate: Physical Oceanography & Hydrodynamic Modeling
Haosheng Huang, Assistant Professor
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
School of the Coast and Environment
Louisiana State University
“Applications of the Finite-Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) in coastal oceans and estuaries”
Rehki G06 11:00 am
SFHI Evaluation Link

Thursday, January 17, 2013
2013 Green Film Series: Issues & Dialogue at Michigan Tech
River Planet -
explores the very different environmental, cultural and social issues
around how humans and wildlife interact with six major rivers on our planet. (29 min.)
Discussion Facilitator:
Evan McDonald, Keweenaw Land Trust, will discuss local efforts to protect and steward the Pilgrim River Watershed—a local area highly vulnerable to unchecked future urban development.
Locations:
Atrium & G002 Hesterberg Hall, Michigan Tech Forestry Building
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm;
with coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion
Cost: FREE; $3 suggested donation


Tuesday, January 15, 2013
SFHI-Water Candidate: Physical Oceanography & Hydrodynamic Modeling
Pengfei Xue, Postdoctoral Associate
Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs) with Ensemble Kalman Filters for Massachusetts Coastal Waters”
Rehki G06 11:00 am
SFHI Evaluation Link

Friday, December 14, 2012
PhD Defense: John Hribljan, Forest Science
Rodney Chimner, Advisor
“The Effect of Long-Term Water Table Manipulations on Vegetation, Pore Water, Substrate Quality, and Carbon Cycling in a Northern Poor Fen Peatland”
Forestry G002 1:00pm

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
MS Defense: Wenchao Chen, Environmental Engineering
Shiliang Wu, Advisor
“Impacts of 2000-2050 Climate Change on Global Atmospheric Transport and Deposition of Mercury”
Dow 875 3:30pm

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
MS Defense: Laura Kangas, Applied Ecology
Rodney Chimner & Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Advisors
“Restoration of Forested Wetlands: Case Studies in Michigan and Finland”
EERC 508 10:00am

Monday, December 10, 2012
The Department of Natural Resources' Western Upper Peninsula Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC)
Memorial Union Bld, Isle Royale Ballroom B 5:30 – 8:00pm
Agenda items include:
*DNR presentation on regional state forest planning process
*Upper Peninsula Deer Advisory Team recommendations
*Public comment (for public comment instructions, see UPCAC

Monday, December 10, 2012
Mike Erickson, Vice President, Arcadis US, Inc.
“Sediment Management 101 and Ongoing Needs in Advancing the State of the Science
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Monday, December 3, 2012
Dr. Andrea Vander Woude, Postdoctoral Researcher
Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystem Research (CILER) and
NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Labratory (GLERL)
“Integrating ecosystem modeling and remote sensing to understand effects of hypoxia on the food web in the Northern Gulf of Mexico”
EPSSI Seminar
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, December 3, 2012
Dr. Colleen Mouw, GMES, MTU
Aquatic Remote Sensing: From Cell to Ecosystem
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Friday, November 30, 2012
Dr. Molly Caveleri, SFRES, MTU
Go big or go home: adventures in the development of a large-scale climate manipulation experiment in the tropics
Biological Sciences Seminar Series
Dow 642 2:00 pm

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
MS Defense: Aino Virtanen, Forestry
Audrey Mayer & Anne Toppinen, Advisors
Managerial Perceptions on Corporate Social Responsibility - a Transatlantic Study on Forest Products Companies in Europe and North America
Admin 404 9:30 am

Monday, November 26, 2012
Andrei Abelev, Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Geosciences Division
Multi-modal Remote Sensing Investigation of Terrain Trafficability
EPSSI Seminar
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Monday, November 26, 2012
Dr. Raymond Shaw, Physics, MTU
“ Message in a Bottle: Development of a Laboratory Chamber for Studies of Aerosol and Cloud Processes in the Atmosphere”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Monday, November 12, 2012
Dr. Emma Norman, Social Sciences, MTU
“Water without Borders? Reflections on Water Governance and Environmental Security”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Monday, November 12, 2012
Rajul Pandya, Spark – UCAR Science Education
“ Partners in Science: A framework for connecting science and society”
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M Room U113 4:00 pm

Friday, November 9, 2012
MS Defense: Rocio Jimenez Vazquez, Forest Ecology & Management
Linda Nagel & Rodney Chimner, Advisors
“Assessing Success of Forest Restoration Efforts in Degraded Montane Cloud Forest in Southern Mexico”
Forestry G002 3:00pm

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Sally K. Fairfax, Professor Emerita
University of California Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Co-Author of California Cuisine and Just Food (MIT Press, 2012)
“Fine Food, Just Food: California and Possibilities”
Van Pelt and Opie Library East Reading Room 4:00-6:00 pm
Reception and Book Signing to Follow
Sponsored by the Center for Water and Society, the Department of Social Sciences, and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Studies

Monday, November 5, 2012
Sally K. Fairfax, Professor Emerita
University of California Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management
“Obamacare and Public Lands Management: A Nervous Making Connection”
AOB, Rm 201 4:00-5:30pm
Please RSVP to Louise Dyble, ldyble@mtu.edu, for suggested readings

Monday, November 5, 2012
Dr. Gary Fahnenstiehl, Biological Sciences, MTU
Lake Michigan Under Siege: Dreissenid Mussels Flexing their Muscles (The Rest of the Story)”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Friday, November 2, 2012
Dr. Colleen Mouw, Geological & Mining Engineering & Sciences, MTU
Phytoplankton Groups in the Global Ocean: Where, When and Why”
Biological Sciences Seminar Series
Dow 642 2:00 pm

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
PhD Defense: Meredith Ballard LaBeau, Environmental Engineering
Alex Mayer, Advisor
Integrated Assessment of Anthropogenic, Climate and Policy Induced Changes on Phosphorus Export in the United States Laurentian Great Lakes Watersheds
Dow 875 10:00 am

Monday, October 22, 2012
Dr. Des Lawler, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

University of Texas
“Particles, Particles, and More Particles”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
TBD 3:00 pm

Friday, October 5, 2012
Lake Superior Water Festival
Great Lakes Research Center
Geared towards 4th – 8th grade students with many presenters from Michigan Tech
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Tech Today write-up
The Water Festival website

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tom Heberlein, Environmental Sociologist
Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and the Gaylord Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
A River Runs through it: Lessons from Rivers and Lakes
GLRC 2:00 pm
Navigating Environmental Attitudes: Lessons from Wolves
Forestry G002, 7:00 pm

Monday, October 15, 2012
Evan Kane, SFRES
“Assessing Biogeochemical Consequences of Wildfire in Arctic and Boreal Forests: Examples from Ongoing Collaborative Research at MTU”

Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC 201 3:00 pm

Monday, October 15, 2012
Luke Van Roekel, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Science

Northland Collete
“Langmuir Cells, Small Scale Eddies, and the Large-scale ocean: a modern day David vs. Goliath”
EPSSI Seminar Series
M&M U113 4:00 pm

Friday, October 12, 2012
Laura Chavez, MTU Research Extension

“Studying wetland ecosystems from space to aid in resource management”
Biological Sciences Seminars
Dow 642 2:00 pm

Friday, October 12, 2012
Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) Poster Session

Dow Atrium (sixth-floor campus entrance) 9:00-3:00pm
http://www.mtri.org/
For additional information, contact Lisa Phillips (lphillip@mtu.edu)

Monday, October 1, 2012
Dr. Guy Brasseur, Director
Climate Service Center in Germany
“From Climate Science to Earth System Stewardship”
Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Seminar Series
M&M Room U113 4:00 pm

Friday, September 28, 2012
Dr. Rose Cory, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences & Engineering
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"The Fate of Frozen Carbon in Arctic Soils: Turning on the Lights Stimulates CO2 Release to the Atmosphere"
Chem Sci 101 3:00 pm

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Mary Power, Professor
Department of Integrative Biology
University of California Berkeley
"Food webs in river networks: towards predictive mapping"
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
U.J. Noblet Bldg, Hesterberg Hall, G002 12:30 pm
http://ib.berkeley.edu/labs/power/
co-sponsored by CWS

Monday, November 12, 2012
Rajul Pandya, Director, Office of Education and Outreach
National Center for Atmospheric Research, UCAR
EPSSI Remote Sensing Seminar Series
M&M, U113 4:00 pm
http://eo.ucar.edu/visit/staffRP.html

Monday, September 24, 2012
Dr. Avery Demond, Associate Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
“Impact of the Interaction of Chlorinated Solvents and Clay in Low Permeability Zones in the Subsurface”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC, 201 3:00 pm
http://www.cee.umich.edu/people/faculty/Avery+H.+Demond

Monday, September 17, 2012
Patrick Haertel, Associate Research Scientist

Geology and Geophysics, Yale University
EPSSI Remote Sensing Seminar Series
M&M, U113 4:00 pm
http://people.earth.yale.edu/sites/default/files/vit.pdf

Monday, September 17, 2012
Keenan Murray, CEE
“MTU Process-Scale Modeling of Atmosphere-Snowpack Exchange of NOx”
Environmental Engineering Seminar Series
GLRC, 201 3:00 pm

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Bonnie E. Zwissler, MTU graduate student in geotechnical engineering
“The Impact of Freeze-Thaw on Cliff Recession at the Calvert Cliffs”
Civil Engineering Seminar
Dow 641 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Steve Running, Regents Professor/Director
Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG)
College of Forestry & Conservation, University of Montana
"A new role for ecologists, the Carbon Cops"
Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series
U.J. Noblet Bldg, Hesterberg Hall, G002 12:30 pm
http://www.ntsg.umt.edu/~swr/

Great lakes Research Symposium – Held on August 2, 2012
If you were unable to attend the Great lakes Research Symposium, the presentation videos and associated news article are now online.
Dedication news article
Recorded videos of symposium presentations


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