Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

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 to 5 p.m. in S203, unless otherwise indicated.  View the seminar abstracts. Everyone is welcome!

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Schedule - Winter 2016
DateSpeakerSeminar 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