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 2015


Room Speaker Seminar Title
Jan 22  S203

Dr. Ashley Cunsolo Willox
Departments of Nursing & Indigenous Studies, Cape Breton University, NS

Climate change: The next challenge for mental health

Jan 29  

No seminar


Feb 5  S203

Dr. Eli Bridge
Oklahoma Biological Survey

There and back again: A bunting's tale

Feb 12  

No seminar


Feb 19  

Reading week: No seminar


Feb 26  S203

Dr. Erik Krogh
Chemistry Department, Vancouver Island University

The 'lab to field' revolution: Real-time geospatial mapping of chemical contaminants, intelligent sampling, and the future of environmental assessments

Mar 5

CAC Terrace

MSc Student Showcase

Exceptionally, this event starts at 3:30 PM.


This once-a-year event showcases the diverse research activities of students in the the MSc in Environmental Sciences program, with brief presentations and posters.  Note that this event takes place in the Campus Activity Centre.

Mar 12 S203

Dr. Teruo Sone
Laboratory of Applied Microbiology Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Studies on AVR genes in Magnaporthe oryzae:  Toward a novel controlling strategy of rice blast disease

Mar 19 S203

Dr. Robert Hood
Adventure, Culinary Arts & Tourism, TRU

Understanding and enabling tourism in rural BC

Mar 26  S203

Dr. Delphis Levia
Department of Geography, University of Delaware

Effects of forests on water and biogeochemical cycles

Apr 2  S203

Dr. Francis Juanes
Department of Biology, University of Victoria

Listening to fish: Passive acoustics applied to fisheries and aquatic conservation

Apr 9 S203 Dr. Cori Lausen
Wildlife Conservation Society

Preparing Western Canada for the arrival of White Nose Syndrome in bats