Past Lectures



2009-2010 Lectures

Robert K. Musil - School of International Studies, American University, Hope for a Heated Planet: Can Students Stop Global Warming

Melanie Small CC '03 - Visiting Instructor, Department of Botany, Connecticut College; Ecosystem restoration: policy, economics and the changing landscape

Lauren Hartzell CC'03 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington; The precautionary principle and climate change policy

Lauren M. Mathews CC'96 - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Ecology, evolution and the impacts of invasive species in southern New England

Andrew Stein CC'99 - Field Research Coordinator, Botswana Conservation Trust; Conservation of Large African Carnivores

Sally McGee - Director of the Northeast Regional Policy, Oceans Program, Environmental Defence Fund, Mystic, CT; Getting out of a rut: Long overdue change in fishery management in New England

Varun Swamy CC'01- Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Tropical Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University; Fruit to sapling: tree recruitment processes in an Amazonian reainforest

2008-2009 Lectures

Anne Berhard - Assistant Professor of Biology Department, Connecticut College; Amonia Oxidizing Archea: New Players in the Nitrification Puzzle

Manuel Lizarralde - Associate Professor of Ethanobiology, Connecticut College; Historical Ecology of the Epidemics Among the Bari People of Venezuela

Elizabeth M. DeSanto - Marines Protected Areas Coordination Officer, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Washington, DC; Opportunities and Challenges for Deep Sea Conservation

Jenny Kao-Kniffen - Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Incorporating an ecosystem perspective in plant-microbial research

2007-2008 Lectures

Enrique Mayer - Professor of Anthropology, Yale University; Leo Garofalo - Assistant Professor of History, Connecticut College; Manuel Lizarralde, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Connecticut College; two police officers from the city of New London; a panel discussion moderated by Bianca Kissel '08: Cocaine: From the Leaves of South America to the Streets of New London

Robert Askins - Professor of Biology, Connecticut College: Conservation Across Landscapes: The Importance of Large Nature Reserves

Benjamin Zuckerberg - College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York, Syracuse: Repeating Patterns: Bird Ranges Extend Northward in New York State in Response to Climate Change

Richard Canavan - Senior Environmental Scientist, CME Associates: Restoring the Dammed Dutch Delta: Sediment Biogeochemical Response to Salinization

Robert Baldwin - Associate Professor of Art History, Connecticut College: Nature as Urban Culture: Burgher Reality in the Landscape Art of Pieter Bruegel

Dana Warren - Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources: Impacts of Deforestation and Stream Restoration

Scott Warren - Professor Emeritus of Botany, Connecticut College: Tidal Marsh Restoration

2006-2007 Lectures

Alexander Kolker - Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University: Sea Levels, Sulfides or Sewage: What are the Causes of Coastal Change?

Michael Loomis - North Carolina Zoo and North Carolina State University: Connecting the Dots: Monitoring Elephant Movement Patterns to Maintain Connectivity in Congo Basin Landscapes

Justin Richard '03 - Mystic Marinelife Aquarium: Captive Breeding of Beluga Whales

Allen Carroll '73 - Chief Cartographer and Executive Vice President of National Geographic Maps, Recipient of the Goodwin-Niering Center 2006 Alumni Environmental Achievement Award: Cartography and Conservation: From Connecticut College to National Geographic

Patricia Klindienst - Author: The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans

Mary-Jeanne Raleigh - Psychotherapist, Antioch New England Graduate School: Restorative Effects of the Natural Environment

Lisa A. Drake
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy: Marine Bioinvasions: Ships' Ballast Tanks as Vectors of Microorganisms, and International Regulations to Reduce Potential Introductions

Jennifer Bowen - Marine Biological Laboratory: Nutrient Enrichment of Salt Marshes: How Does Increased Nitrogen Supply Affect Salt Marsh Sediment Microbial Communities?

Doug Thompson - Associate Professor of Geophysics, Connecticut College: The Role of Geomorphology in the Restoration of Our Nation's Degraded Rivers

2005-2006 Lectures

Doug Thompson - Associate Professor of Geophysics, Connecticut College: Life on the Mississippi River Delta: The Engineering Battle to Control the Largest River in the U.S.

Alesia Maltz - Environmental Studies Department, Antioch New England Graduate School: An Environmental Historian's Response to the Book "Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed"

Christian Kamenik - Bigelow Laboratories, Maine: Alpine Paleolimnology and Its Importance for Climate Predictions

Nicholas Rodenhouse - Wellesley College: Effect of Weather on Migratory Songbirds: Implications of Climate Change

Dana Warren - Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University: Brook Trout Ecology in the Northeast

Vinton Valentine - The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole: GIS and Remote Sensing for Tidal Wetlands

Stephen Threlkeld - Department of Biology, University of Mississippi: Writing in Science

2004-2005 Lectures

Jonathan Fahey '92- Writer, Forbes Magazine: The Big Thirst: How Automakers, Politicians, Regulators and Drivers Keep the U.S. Guzzling Gasoline

Doug Thompson – Associate Professor of Geophysics, Connecticut College: Long-Term Effects of Instream Habitat-Improvement Structures on Channel Morphology Along the Blackledge and Salmon Rivers

Don Mylchreest - Project Manager, Power Plant Laboratories, Alstom Power Inc.: The Greenbrier Clean Coal Initiative

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