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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.  Everyone is welcome!

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

Schedule - Winter 2017


DateSpeakerSeminar Title
Jan 19   No seminar
Jan 26  Mr David Fraser
Ministry of Environment, BC
Mining criteria and threats assessments – making your research count for species at risk
Feb 2 Dr William Mohn
Long-term effects of timber harvesting on forest soil communities and their catabolic capacity
Feb 9 Dr Arne Mooers
Simon Fraser Univ.
Can (and should) the tree of life help guide conservation?
Feb 16 Dr Meghna Babbar-Sebens
Oregon State University
The Participatory Web – A medium for human-computer collaborative design of watershed management solutions
Feb 23    Reading week - No seminar
Mar 2 MSc Showcase
Full event schedule

Note the special location and time for this event:
Location: TRU Culinary Arts Cafeteria
Time: 3:00-7:00 PM.  Oral presentations start at 3:30 PM.

Mar 9 Dr Saisamorn Lumyong
Chiang Mai Univ., Thailand
Friends with benefits: the beneficial effects of endophytic fungi on plant health and survival
Mar 16 Dr Ann McKellar
Environment Canada
Waterbird and shorebird monitoring and conservation in the Prairie Provinces
Mar 23 Dr Garrett Whitworth TRU Identifying a beneficial use for an industrial by-product
Mar 30 Dr Andy Suarez
University of Illinois
Mechanisms of ecological success in ants
Apr 6 Dr Michael Robidoux
University of Ottawa
Analyzing the impact of local food production in rural Lebanon and rural Canada: local solutions to global challenges? 
Apr 13   No seminar