News

Congratulations to Professor Annemarie Schneider on her promotion to Associate Professor with tenure! (4/9/15)




Holly Gibbs was nominated as an Honored Instructor by the University Housing Academic Initiatives for here work in teaching Geog / Env St 309 (4/9/15)







Tyler Lark on NPR's Marketplace April 6, 2015, discussing findings about contemporary cropland expansion in the U.S.!  Congrats to Tyler , Meghan Salmon and Holly Gibbs, who co-authored the study!  (April 2015) 
(interview with Minnesota Public Radio; UW-News Press release)


Congratulations to Alex Karambelas on successful completion of her qualifying exams in the Nelson Institute Environment & Resources Program. (March 2015)





Alex Karambelas was accepted into the prestigious Young Scientist Summer Program (YSSP) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria. Alex will spend three months at IIASA this summer, using computer models of air quality to examine the interaction of rural and urban air pollution sources across South Asia (March 2015) .


Events


Weston Roundtable Lecture Series

The Weston Roundtable is a weekly lecture series with on- and off-campus leaders in sustainability science, engineering, and policy. The unique, discussion-heavy format aims to build a community around policy-relevant sustainability science and engineering topics. The weekly 4:15-5:15 PM meeting includes a 40-45 minute presentation, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion. Each meeting is preceded by coffee, tea, cookies, and conversation. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Location: 1106 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Avenue, unless otherwise noted

30 Apr: Martine van der Ploeg
Wageningen University and Research Centre. Topic: Sustainable Land Management
Soil Physics and Land Management
Wageningen University,
The Netherlands

"Sustainable Land Management: the importance of coupling physics and socio-economic research" Ecosystem services, such as healthy watersheds provide, are often outside the domain of commercial markets yet are essential to society. Our speaker’s research focuses on interactions between land use and management, soil physical processes, and ecosystem functioning, using an interdisciplinary approach to link different disciplines, engage stakeholders, consider multiple spatial and temporal scales, weigh socio-economic and political factors, and combine empirical approaches with model analysis. The aim is to advance understanding of impacts of land management on soil processes and related ecosystem functions essential to address the global challenges of water and food security, land degradation and restoration, and climate adaptation.


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Contact Carol Barford for more information


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