Spring 2017 Sustainability Talks

Where available, links to video recordings of talks are included below each listing.

May 1
The Long Road from Pollution to Protection: History in the Making
Matt Scott, Aquatic Biologist
Link to video

April 24
Let’s get emotional about wildlife conservation!
Carly Sponarski, Assistant Professor, Wildlife, Fisheries, & Conservation Biology
Link to video

April 20
Valuing internal and external learning in natural resources decision making (see Video on Demand page)
Byron Kenneth Williams, Executive Director, The Wildlife Society
Link to video

April 17
Taking an integrative view of the Mexico City sustainability challenge
Timothy Downs, Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Clark University
Link to video

April 10
From magnifying glass to microscope: the new National Water Model
David Maidement, Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Link to video

April 3
Dams and Fish: Understanding our impounded legacy
Joseph Zydlewski, Professor, Wildlife, Fisheries, & Conservation Biology; Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Link to video

March 27
Enhancing Biodiversity in the Corn Belt to Improve Environmental Quality and Crop Production
Matt Liebman, Professor of agronomy, H.A. Wallace Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
Co-sponsored: School of Food & Agriculture
Link to video

March 20
Frankenfood or Farm Fresh? Communicating Aquaculture’s Promises and Perils
Laura Rickard, Assistant Professor, Communication & Journalism, UMaine
Link to video

February 27
Shifting Mindset: The Importance of Systems Thinking to Sustainability Leadership and Education
Betty J. Woodman, Maine Business School, UMaine
Link to video

February 20
Food and Water Go Well Together – Pairing Stakeholder Engagement with Agriculture and Water Quality Management in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Kelly Shenk, Agricultural Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region III
Gary Shenk, Hydrologist, USGS at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office
To view the video of this talk, please contact Carol Hamel

February 6
George Mitchell: Building Consensus on Taxes, the Environment, and War
Douglas Rooks, author, “Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible”
Link to video

January 30
Can Maine Prosper? Research, Leadership & Partnership for Economic Growth
Yellow Light Breen, Maine Development Foundation
Link to video

January 23
From Frog Fungus to Smashed Dams; Maine science journalism and the (messed up) food chain of news
Murray Carpenter, author and journalist
Co-sponsored: Dept. of Communication & Journalism
Link to video