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Fall 2019 Invited Speaker Seminar Series

NRS Graduate Seminar, Dept. of Natural Resources and Society

Wednesday 3:30 – 4:20 PM, CNR 203A
Zoom access: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/808163407

Contemporary Issues in Natural Resources and Society: Social-Ecological Systems and Socio-Environmental Synthesis

Natural and cultural resource managers and decision-makers need to integrate social, ecological and traditional forms of knowledge in order to understand and address complex environmental challenges. We hear this message coming from stakeholders who employ our NRS graduates. We are designing curricula, research, and outreach in a social-ecological context because we think this will help prepare our students to be successful professionals. The goals for this seminar are to provide our faculty, staff, and students opportunities to interact with and learn from diverse scholars whose work can inform and shape our social-ecological understanding, and to offer our students opportunities to develop and practice effective science communication. The specific focus of this year’s seminar will be the importance of connections between the Inland and Pacific Northwest and the Ocean.

Invited speakers for the fall include:

September 4th: Eric Jessup – Associate Research Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman WA

September 18th: Kenneth Wallen – Assistant Professor, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow ID

October 16th: Richard Maganck – International Environmental Consultant and retired Rector (President) of United Nations Institute for Post Graduate Water Education – UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands

October 30th: Mary Engels – Assistant Professor, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow ID

November 13th: Anastasia Telesetsky – Professor of Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Faculty, College of Law, University of Idaho, Moscow ID

November 20th: Jaap Vos – Professor and Bioregional Planning and Community Design (BIOP) Program Head, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow ID

** Additional invited speakers will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed

Previous Seminars

Fall 2018 NRS 501: Social-Ecological Systems

Seminar Context and Goal
Natural and cultural resource managers and decision-makers need to integrate social and ecological knowledge in order to understand and address complex environmental challenges. This message is clear in both theory and practice: we hear it coming from stakeholders who employ our NRS graduates, and through our development of new knowledge within the scientific community. NRS is designing curricula, research and outreach in a social-ecological context because this will help prepare our students to be successful professionals in our ever changing world. The goal of this seminar is to provide for our faculty, staff and students opportunities to host, interact with and learn from a diversity of leading professionals and scholars who design and implement their work in a social-ecological framework. 

September 6, 2018
Dr. Leona Svancara, Spatial Ecologist
Idaho Department of Fish and Game and University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
"Managing Idaho's Wildlife in a Social-Ecological System Framework? Insights, Challenges, and Opportunities"
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September 20, 2018
Dr. Kristal Jones, Social Science Researcher
Center for Large Landscape Conservation and SESYNC, Bozeman, MT
"Empirical and epistemological challenges in interdisciplinary socio-environmental systems research."
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October 4, 2018
Dr. Emma Norman, Professor and Chair
Native Environmental Science Department, NW Indian College, Bellingham, WA
“Starting from Where you Stand: Place-based pedagogy and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in STEM education and research”
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October 18, 2018
Dr. Todd Brinkman, Professor and Director
Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
"Exploring the impact of climate change on access to ecosystems services in Alaska"
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November 1, 2018
Dr. Tom Koontz, Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts-Sciences, University of Washington-Tacoma
"Policy Research for Social-Ecological Systems: Institutions and Governance"
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November 15, 2018
Dr. Toddi Steelman, Stanback Dean and Professor
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC
“U.S. Wildfire Policy as Socio-ecological Problem”
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November 29, 2018
Mr. Chip Corsi, Regional Supervisor Northern Region
Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Coeur d’Alene, ID
"Righteously Right or Effectively Right – a Case for Pragmatism and Public Ownership in the Management and Conservation of Natural Resources"

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Natural Resources and Society

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1139
Moscow, ID 83844-1139

Phone: 208-885-7911

Fax: 208-885-4674

Email: nrs@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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