2010 – 2011 Seminar Series

September 17, 2010
Ned Tillman
Growth Adventures
“The Chesapeake: Past, Present and  Requirements for a Sustainable Future”

September 24, 2010
Charles Towe
University of Maryland, College Park
“Testing the Effects of Land Preservation On Neighboring Development Using Propensity Score Matching”

October 1, 2010
Allen Klaiber
Penn State
“Is All Space Created Equal? Uncovering the Relationship Between Competing Land Uses in Subdivisions”

October 8, 2010
Andrea Sarzynski
The George Washington University Institute of Public Policy
“Local Policy Responses to Urban Air Pollution and Ecosystem Stress”

October 15, 2010
Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman
University of Arizona
“Limits and Opportunities for Soil Quality and Ecosystem Services in Semi-Arid Urban Environments”

October 22, 2010
Melissa McHale
North Carolina State University
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
“Carbon and People – How does the North Carolina Triangle compare to Baltimore?”

October 29, 2010
Roger Bannerman
Wisconsin DNR
“The Role of Street Cleaning in Stormwater Management”

November 5, 2010
Peter Weiskel
U.S. Geological Survey
“Hydrology as if People Mattered: Human-Natural Hydrolgic Interactions”

November 12, 2010
Neil Weinstein
The Low Impact Development Center, Beltsville, Maryland
“Implementing Stormwater Runoff Requirements under Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act”

November 19, 2010

Robin Van Meter
UMBC, Marine Estuarine and Environmental Science Program
“Road Salt Runoff in Ponds: The Relative Contribution of Biotic and Abiotic Indirect Effects on Aquatic Food Webs”

November 26, 2010
Holiday – No seminar

December 3, 2010
Dana Fisher
Department of Sociology, Columbia University
“The Organizational Structure of Urban Environmental Stewardship”

December 10, 2010
Lynn Cazabon
Department of Visual Art, UMBC
“”Uncultivated: A Virtual and Physical Tour of Baltimore via its Wild Plant Life”

February 4, 2011
Dr. Elie Bou-Zeid
Princeton University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
“Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Coupled Energy and Water Transport in the Built Environment”

February 11, 2011
Dr. Colin Polsky
Clark University
Graduate School of Geography
“Finding a Place for Lawns in Research on Global Environmental Change”

February 18, 2011
Dr. Andreas Christen
University of British Columbia
Atmospheric Science Program, 
Department of Geography
“Direct Measurements and Modelling of Neighbourhood-scale Carbon-Dioxide Emissions in Vancouver, Canada”

February 25, 2011
Dr. Scott Farrow
UMBC, Department of Public Policy
Dr. Michael Scott
Salisbury University, Department of Geography and Geosciences
“Estimating the Ex-Ante Willingness to Pay for Flood Protection for Baltimore City”

March 4, 2011
Dr. Andrew Crooks
George Mason University
Department of Computational Social Science
“Agents in the City: Modeling, Visualizing, and Communicating Emergent Phenomena Utilizing GIS and Agent-Based Modeling”

March 11, 
Dr. Vivek Shandas
Portland State University
Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
“The Ecohydrosphere of Everyday Life: Interactions among Land Use, Water Demand, and a Changing Climate”

March 18, 2011
Ms. Melanie Harrison
UMBC, Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences Program
“Biogeochemical Hotspots of Nitrogen Removal in Urban Streams and Riparian Wetlands”

March 25, 2011
No seminar – Spring Break

April 1, 2011
Dr. Tim Brennan
UMBC, Department of Public Policy

“Can the Future Compensate the Present? Potential Limitations on Cost-Benefit Analysis in Climate Policy”

April 8, 2011
Dr. Kurt Stephenson
Virginia Tech
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
“Stormwater Economics in Urban Settings: Benefits, Costs, and Uncertainties”

April 15, 2011
Dr. Noah Snavely
Cornell University
Department of Computer Science
“PhotoCity: Reconstructing the World Through an Online Game”

April 22, 2011
Dr. John Short
UMBC, Department of Public Policy
“The Postcolonial Creative City”

April 29, 2011
Dr. James McCarthy
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Geography
“The Social and Environmental Geographies of Boston’s Big Dig”

May 6, 2011
Dr. Moira Zellner
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Urban Planning and Policy
Institute for Environmental Science and Policy
“Applying Complexity Theory and Methods to Environmental Planning”