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 - Fall 2015


Speaker Seminar Title

Sept 17

Dr Cynthia Ross Friedman

Dept Biological Sciences, TRU

Meet a hot-headed parasitic plant that blows its top: thermogenesis-triggered seed dispersal in dwarf mistletoe


Sept 22


Room S373

Dr. Francesc Romagosa

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Exploring the role of parks and protected areas as providers of human health and well-being

Sept 24

Dr Roy Roath

Colorado State Univsity

Understanding and utilizing process-based management

 Oct 1

Dr John Buckhouse

Oregon State University

Integrating education and communication in the debate of fire suppression impacts vs. the concept of fire as a tool in encroached conifer ecosystems: western juniper as a case-in-point
 Oct 8

Dr Brian Wallace

BC Ministry of Forests Land & Natural Resources
Comparing soil biochemical cycles and resource pulses in semiarid grasslands and humid agro-ecosystems
Oct 15



Oct 22

Glenn Grand, Tara Ammerlaan, Amy Crook

Fair Mining Collaborative

A new way forward: the fair mining approach


Oct 29

Dr Dominique Sigg

BC Ministry of Environment

Invasive animals in BC: their impacts and management
Nov 5

Dr Matteo Daghio

Univ. of Milano-Bicocca, and TRU

Bioelectrochemical systems for hydrocarbons removal: a new perspective
Nov 12

Dr Kevin Hanna

UBC - Okanagan

The federal election and what it means for environmental assessment in Canada
Nov 19

Dr Dan Longboat

Trent University

The nature and necessity of knowledge systems interaction
Nov 26

No seminar in S203, but... --->

You are invited to attend a film followed by a panel discussion:

"This Changes Everything", a film by Avi Lewis

Panel: Louis Gosselin, Arthur Manuel and Nicole Shabus

4:00 PM, Alumni Theatre in the TRU Clock Tower

Dec 3

Dr. Marianne Ignace (Simon Fraser Univ., TRU)

Dr. Chief Ron Ignace (Skeetchestn Indian Band and SFU)

and Don Ryan

Pipsell: Secwepemc cultural and spiritual presence in mid-elevation grasslands