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NRES Seminar Series

Click on presentation links to access YouTube videos of selected NRES Seminar talks.

Fall 2017 Semester

An Ecological Approach to Writing History:  The Chisholm Trail as an Example
Jim Sherow, Department of History
September 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Rain Increases Methane Production and Oxidation in an Alaskan Boreal Thermokarst Bog
Colby Moorberg, Department of Agronomy
September 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Principles of Communication Science for Scientists
Barbara DeSanto, A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
September 19, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

A Generalist’s Paradise: The Many Practical Applications of Unmanned Aircraft 
Trevor Witt, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, K-State Polytechnic
September 21, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Title TBA
Brian McCornack, Department of Entomology
October 17, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Spring 2017 Semester

Artists and Climate Change
Jennifer Vellenga, Associate Director - Theatre, K-State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
February 2, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Waters 328

Are We in Danger of Losing the Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie?
John Briggs, Division of Biology and Director, Konza Prairie Biological Station
February 9, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Waters 328

The Role of Water as an Agent of Change on the Earth's Surface:  A Quantitative Approach to Feedbacks between Water and the Landscape
Dr. Abigail Langston, Department of Geography
February 14, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Waters 328

The Environmental Secret Hidden in Your Closet
Dr. Kim Hiller, Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design
February 28, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Waters 328

Environmental Spectroscopy:  A New(ish) Tool in the Remote Sensing Kit
Dr. Douglas Goodin, Department of Geography
March 7, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. in Waters 328

Detecting Grapevine Disease using UAV's and Remote Sensing
Dr. Anne Jacquin, University of Toulouse, Purpan School of Engineering (France)
April 13, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Waters 328

Fall 2016 Semester

Rephotographing Kansas
Dr. James Sherow, Department of History
September 13, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

The Decline of the Ultimate Resource:  Depopulation in Rural Kansas
Dr. Laszlo Kulcsar, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
September 20, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Environmental Art and Technology
Dr. Carlos Castellanos, Department of Art
September 29, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Access to Nature in Urban Areas
Dr. Francesco Orsi, Department of Geography
October 6, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Climate Change and Finite Water Resources in Kansas
Dr. Vahid Rahmani, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
October 13, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Spring 2016 Semester

Plants, Pathogens, and Public Health:  Feeding a Growing Population in an Uncertain World
Dr. Jim Stack, Department of Plant Pathology and Director, Great Plains Diagnostic Network
February 11, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Can Cover Crops Reduce Phosphorus Loss from Surface Applied Fertilizer?
Dr. Nathan Nelson (Department of Agronomy)
February 18, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Treadmills and the Social Organization of Environmental Problems 
(Access to this video requires valid K-State eID and password)
Dr. Gerad Middendorf, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
February 25, 2016  at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Advancing our Understanding of Terrestrial Water Storage in the Anthropocene
Dr. Jida Wang, Department of Geography
March 3, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Fall 2015 Semester

Ecosystem Goods and Services:  An Engineer's Perspective
Dr. Trisha Moore, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
September 17, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Environmental Monitoring with Geospatial Technologies
Dr. Shawn Hutchinson, Department of Geography
September 24, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

The Three Part Model of Environmental History
Dr. Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, Department of History and Director of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies
October 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Conservation of Wetlands from a Systems Approach Across Time and Space
Dr. David Haukos, Division of Biology and Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
October 15, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Oak Hugging Tree Lore, or How to Narrate Beginnings
Dr. Steffi Dippold, Department of English
October 20, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Reconstructing Past Ecosystems to Assess Current Global Changes
Dr. Kendra McLauchlan, Department of Geography
October 22, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Spring 2015 Semester

Sustainability:  Background and Guiding Concepts
Dr. Lisa M.B. Harrington, Department of Geography
January 29, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Sustainability Strategic Planning at KSU
Mr. Bruce Snead, Co-Chair of K-State 2025 Sustainability Strategic Action Plan
February 19, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Kansas Forest Service Programs and Priorities
Mr. Robert Atchison, Rural Forestry Section Leader, Kansas Forest Service
March 12, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Heavy Metals:  Characterizing their Behavior, Chemistry, and Toxicity in the Environment
Dr. Saugata Datta, Department of Geology
March 26, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Groundwater Loss, Dams, and Drought:  Ratcheting Down Great Plains Fish Diversity
Dr. Keith Gido, Division of Biology
March 31, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in Union 101

Fall 2014 Semester

Ecosystem Goods and Services
Dr. Trisha Moore, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
September 4, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Climate Change and Variability
Dr. John Harrington, Jr., Department of Geography
September 11, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Making Papers and Presentations Scientific
Dr. Jason Ellis, Department of Agricultural Communications and Journalism
September 25, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Crop Production and Conservation on the Farm in Kansas:  Balancing Economics, Environmental Stewardship, and Risk
Dr. Jason Bergtold, Department of Agricultural Economics
October 2, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Humanity's Footprint:  Momentum, Impact, and Our Global Environment
Dr. Walter Dodds, University Distinguished Professor, Division of Biology
October 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Water Resources:  An Urban Perspective
Dr. Stacy Hutchinson, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Urban Water Institute
October 16, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Ecocriticism:  Literary Studies in an Age of Environmental Crisis
Dr. Elizabeth Dodd, University Distinguished Professor, Department of English
October 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231

Social Structures and the Environment:  The Case of Water in Western Kansas
Dr. Matthew Sanderson, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
October 23, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Waters 348

Preparing Scientific Posters
Dr. Jason Ellis, Department of Agricultural Communications and Journalism
November 4 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in Ackert 231