Seminar Schedule Spring 2014

All seminars are 4:00 to 5:00 PM in Room 017 of the Southwest Forest Science Complex (Building 82) on the campus of Northern Arizona University (campus map). A reception for the speaker with food and refreshments precedes the seminar in the lounge in front of the seminar room (3:30-4:00 PM). If you would like to schedule an appointment with a speaker, please contact the student host. No parking permit is needed for any vehicle with state, federal, or tribal license plates. Other persons can get a free permit from the host during the 30-minute reception before each seminar.



Seminar Title


Jan 22

Dr. Andrew Smith, Arizona State University

A tale of two pikas: Behavior, ecology and conservation of American and Plateau Pikas

Annika Keeley

Jan 29

Dr. Donald Grebner, Mississippi State University

Current status of woody biomass research in the United States Mid-South

Ben Bagdon

Feb 5

Michael Remke, Northern Arizona University

The demise of alpine specialists? How warming impacts alpine plant-pollinator interactions

Kyle Rodman

Feb 12

Dr. Roland Kays, NC Museum of Natural Sciences and NC State University

Carnivore behavioral adaptations needed to give them a future in the Anthropocene

Michelle Reilly

Feb 19

Dr. Elizabeth Reinhart, USFS

Fire management in a changing climate: Forest Service perspectives

Haydee Hampton

Feb 26

Dr Stephen Dewhurst, Northern Arizona University

Forestry in Arizona is broken, can it be fixed?

Ben Bagdon

March 5

Dr. Jayne Belnap, USGS

Is beauty in deserts only skin deep? The role of biological soil crusts in controlling dryland ecosystem processes

Mike Remke

March 12

James Youtz, USFS

Reforestation in the Southwest

Jessi Ouzts

March 26

Dr. Ken Raffa, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Constraints and drivers of bark beetle outbreaks: And how we’ve made a difficult lifestyle easier

Stephen Burr

April 2

Rachel Sheridan, Northern Arizona University, Peace Corps

A socio-ecological assessment of wildfire risk in rural Mexico: A case study of a community forest in eastern Tlaxcala


April 9

Dr. Andrew Eckert, Virginia Commonwealth University

The genetic architecture of polygenic adaptation within natural populations of forest trees

Matt Blanford

April 16

Dr. Daniel Botkin, Yale University

The moon in the nautilus Shell: Conservation of biodiversity in the 21st Century

Lara Kobelt & Lisa Dowling

April 23

Dr. Larry A. Fisher, The University of Arizona

Collaborative research on deforestation and forest degradation in Lombok, Indonesia: Forest cover change, drivers of deforestation, and proposed investment strategies

Lalu Arafin Bakti

April 30

Dr. Tom Swetnam, The University of Arizona

Reaping the whirlwind: Wind-driven crown fires in Southwestern forests

David Medford