2012 – 2013 Seminar Series

September 7, 2012
Dr. Amanda Rodewald
School of Environment and Natural Resources
The Ohio State University

“Linking Pattern and Process: Behavioral and Demographic Drivers of Avian Responses to Urbanization”

September 14, 2012
Dr. Dan Brown
University of Michigan
“Modeling Land Cover and Carbon Dynamics in Exurban Landscapes”

September 21, 2012
Dr. Patrick Hurley
Ursinus College
“Lingering ruralities, Emergent urbanities: Rethinking the urban forest through the lens of non-timber forest products (NTFPS)”

September 28, 2012
Dr. Joanna Endter-Wada
Department of Environment and Society
Utah State University
“Metrics for Analyzing Appropriateness and Change in Urban Landscape Water Use”

October 5, 2012
Dr. Laura A. Ogden
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Global & Sociocultural Studies
Florida International University
“Miami’s Urban Ecology:  Recreations of Home”

October 12, 2012
Dr. James Connolly
Department of Urban Policy and Political Science
Northeastern University
“Organizing Urban Ecosystem Governance through Environmental Stewardship in New York City”

October 19, 2012
Dr. Christopher D. Ellis
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
University of Maryland, College Park
“Landscape Performance: Measuring Benefits of Designed Communities”

October 26, 2012

Dr. Chris Hennigan
Dept. of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering
“Closing the Gap on Missing Sources of Organic Aerosol in the Atmosphere”

November 2, 2012
Dr. Chris Boone
School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
“Urban Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Baltimore”

November 9, 2012
Dr. Karina V.R. Sch�fer
Department of Biological Sciences
Rutgers University, Newark NJ
“Methane and carbon dioxide fluxes in an urban temperate wetland”

November 16, 2012
Liz Barry
Urban Environment, Public Laboratory, NY

November 23, 2012
Thanksgiving Holiday, no seminar

November 30, 2012
Dr. David Newburn
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of Maryland, College Park
“Residential Development in the Baltimore Region”

December 7, 2012
No seminar (Fall AGU)

March 8, 2013
Steven Stewart
Baltimore County Dept of Environmental Protection and Sustainability
“Integrated Watershed Management and Meeting TMDL Reduction Requirements”

March 15, 2013
Dr. Michael Rawson

Departmet of History
Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center
Author of Pulitzer-finalist book:  Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston
“The Lessons of Nineteenth-Century Boston Harbor”

March 22, 2013

No seminar, spring break.

March 29, 2013
Dr. Megan Heckert
Swarthmore, Haverford, and Bryn Mawr Colleges
“Greening vacant land to promote revitalization and sustainability: Synergies and trade-offs at urban and neighborhood scales”

April 5, 2013
Special Joint Seminar with CBEE
Dr. Lee Blaney
Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, UMBC
“Water is life: The UMBC Engineers Without Borders chapter conducts an assessment trip in Kenya”

April 12, 2013
Dr. Arthur McGarity
Swarthmore College
“Optimization Screeining Models for Urban Stormwater Management”

April 19, 2013
Dr. Daniel Bain
University of Pittsburgh
“Patterns in urban material flux: Using human signatures to understand human dominated processes”

April 26, 2013
Dr. Christina Rosan
Temple University
“Urban Sustainability Planning in Philadelphia: Implementing a Distributed Urban Environmental Management System”

May 3, 2013
Dr. Laura Hungerford
UMD School of Medicine, Dept of Epidemiology
“Modeling Animal Disease in the Built Environment: Who’s Your Neighbor?”

May 10, 2013
Dr. Michelle Lorah
USGS, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center
“Bioremediation of Chlorobenzenes at a Superfund Wetland Site: Field and Laboratory Studies”