Spring 2018 Sustainability Talks

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Many talks are recorded and can be found on our Vimeo site.

January 29
Sustainability on the Front Lines of Climate Change: Inside a UMaine Travel Study Course
Brandon Lieberthal, Postdoctoral Researcher, SEANET and Allison Gardner, Assistant Professor, Biology & Ecology, UMaine
Link to Video

February 5
The Puzzle of Making the Local Food Movement Sustainable: The Challenge of the Supply Chain
UMaine Food to Institution Team: Mark Haggerty, Linda Silka, Stephanie Welcomer, Melissa Ladenheim and Michaela Murray
Link to Video
Link to audio of Q&A – Due to the nature of the discussion following this talk, the video recording of the Q&A session was difficult to hear. This link will take you to an audio file of the Q&A.

February 12 (Cancelled)
Crossing boundaries to better understand forest sustainability and the influence of forest certification
Erin Simons-Legaard, Research Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources, UMaine

February 26
Bringing Big Data to Bear on Water Problems
Dr. Adnan Rajib, ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow, US Environmental Protection Agency
Link to Video

March 5
Of Course Smart Growth! What Else is There?
Nancy Smith, Executive Director, GrowSmart Maine
Link to Video

March 19
Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management: Catching the greased pig in Eastern Maine
Paul Anderson, Executive Director, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Link to Video

March 26
Plagues and People: Disease Transmission and Global Drivers of Change
Allison Gardner, Assistant Professor, Biology & Ecology, UMaine and Sandra De Urisote-Stone, Assistant Professor, Forest Resources, UMaine

April 2
Influencing Conservation Policy: Creating Tools for Decision Makers
Dan Coker, Spatial Scientist, The Nature Conservancy in Maine
Link to Video

April 9
Governing the vulnerabilities of urban infrastructure to water scarcity and flooding – The example of Mexico City
Marco Janssen, Professor, School of Sustainability and Director, Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment, Arizona State University
Link to Video

Friday, April 20, 1pm – CANCELLED
Dams, Sediment, and Public Policy
Andrew Miller, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland – Baltimore County

April 23
From Rights to Resilience: The Social Justice Dimensions of a Melting Environment
Anne Henshaw, The Oak Foundation