Thompson Rivers University

Faculty of Science

Environmental Science

Environmental Sciences Seminar Series

Environmental Sciences is a broad, interdisciplinary field that attempts to understand and solve environmental problems, integrating the diversity of elements involved, including: biology, natural resource sciences, geography, politics, history, philosophy, economics, mathematics, geology, tourism, sociology, anthropology, journalism, chemistry, physics, and education.

Seminars are on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in S203, unless otherwise indicated.

Everyone is welcome!

You may also be interested in another seminar series, the Faculty of Science Seminars.


Schedule - Winter 2016


Speaker Seminar Title

Jan 14


No seminar

Jan 21

Dr Kari Alex

Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries Department

“Put the river back”: an Okanagan Nation perspective on restoring ecological function
Jan 28  

No seminar

Feb 4

Anne Stewart

Canadian Network for Ocean Education (CaNOE)

Science literacy in an ocean nation: the new green is many shades of blue, in environmental science education

Feb 11

Dr Troy Ocheltree

Colorado State Univ.

From cell structure to global distributions: How cellular-level responses to drought impact community dynamics and distributions of herbaceous plants

Feb 18


Reading week - No seminar

Feb 25

Dr Xing-Fang Li

Univ. of Alberta

Drinking water safety: analytical challenges and opportunities

Mar 3

MSc Showcase

A celebration of research by the students in the MSc of Environmental Sciences program. All are invited to attend. Free appies provided!

Location: TRU Culinary Arts Cafeteria

Time: starts at 3:30, ends 6:30 PM.

Mar 10

Drs Matt Reudink, Mark Paetkau, and David Hill

TRU Depts of Biological Sciences, Physics, Geography

Smart bird feeders and the new Tweet
Mar 17   No seminar
Mar 24


No seminar
Mar 31

Dr Carol McAusland

Dept of Food & Resource Economics, UBC

Carbon footprint taxes and carbon rerouting
Apr 7

Dr. David Levy

Former Science Director in the Cohen Commission

Fraser River sockeye salmon: scarcity, abundance, uncertainty, and the Cohen Commission of Inquiry