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Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series Fall 2016

All seminars held 4 - 5 p.m., Illick 5, reception follows (Illick 12)

Thursday, October 6

Dr. Andrei Tolstikov
Dr. Tolstikov is the Vice Rector for Research and International Affairs at Tyumen State University in Siberia and a world leading authority on mite taxonomy and evolution. He was previously a Fulbright fellow and has held exchange positions at the University of Idaho and Indiana University aimed towards developing successful International Studies Programs.  Dr. Tolstikov has also lectured on topics including the environmental impacts of the Russian oil and gas industry and its development in high Arctic latitude ecosystems.

Thursday, October 13

Dr. Mark Lesser
Dr. Lesser is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Shepherd University in West Virginia. Research topics in his lab include understanding the factors that dictate plant species range limits. Dr. Lesser is also interested in population dynamics at range margins, along with migration and dispersal patterns over multiple spatial and temporal scales. His research integrates dendroecology (tree ring analysis), population genetics and climatology, along with traditional population and community ecology tools.

Thursday, November 10

Dr. Stephen Stehman
Dr. Stehman is a Professor in the Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management and is SUNY-ESF’s 2016-2017 Exemplary Researcher.  Dr. Stehman’s areas of expertise include geodesy, remote sensing, and understanding global changes in forests and land cover in response to environmental changes and human stressors.  Dr. Stehman has published over 100 research articles in prestigious journals including Science and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and is one of ESF’s most highly cited researchers.

Thursday, December 1

Dr. Christopher Rota
Dr. Rota is an Assistant Professor of quantitative ecology in the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program at West Virginia University. His research interests focuses on the development and application of modern statistical techniques to address a diverse set of questions in applied vertebrate ecology. Dr. Rota also has research interests in the fields of species distribution and habitat modeling and has worked on projects understanding the population demographics of a restored Elk population and the effects of the oil and gas industry on Mule Deer in North Dakota.

Events

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

· Candidacy Examination - Hajar Faal-Mohammad-Ali

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephem Stehman, 470-6692

Friday, March 31, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Aaron Brown

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 254 Baker Lab
Unintended Impacts of the Trangenic American Chestnut (Fagales: Fagaceae) on Lepidopteran Entomopathogen Efficacy and Parasitoid Success
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Biljana Bujanovic, 470-6501

Monday, April 3, 2017

· Environmental Studies Seniors Showcase

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | ESF Alumni (Nifkin) Lounge | (further information)
4th Annual Environmental Studies Seniors Showcase, juried poster presentations of Environmental Studies majors' senior synthesis projects. Alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff welcome!
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

· Hydrological System Science Seminar Series: Community Participation in Onondaga Lake Planning

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Moon Library Room 110 | HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake
The topic for the April 4th HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake will be "Community Participation in Onondaga Lake Planning" by Marin King, Director, Center for Community Design Research, SUNY ESF.
Sponsor: Great Lakes Research Consortium | Contact: Gregory L. Boyer, 315-470-6825

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

· Indigenous Science & Law Speaker Series

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 408 Baker Lab | Event Website
'Going “Off the Reservation:” Reciprocal Research with Haudenosaunee Communities' with Lawrence M. Hauptman
Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson, 3154706870

Thursday, April 6, 2017

· Human Library

11:00 am - 12:20 pm | 110 Moon Library | Website
The Human Library is a place where human books are on loan!  Come “check out” our human books — ESF graduate students and alumni who will be available to talk about their research and career experiences. For more information on the Human Library and a list ... Read More
Contact: Jane Verostek, 470-6718

Monday, April 10, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Nicholas Piedmonte

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon
Blacklegged Ticks in Onondaga County, New York: Abundance, Distribution, and Prevalence of Associated Human Pathogens
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Gary Scott, 470-6501

· Capstone Seminar - Ella Gray

12:30 pm | 314 Bray Hall
"New York's Changing Forests: Predicting Species Composition Shifts with Species Distribution Modeling"

· Thesis Defense - Ella Gray

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 314 Bray
New York's Changing Forests: Predicting Species Composition Shifts with Joint Species Distribution Modeling
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Rebecca Rundell, 470-6760

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

· Hydrological System Science Seminar Series: Development of Onondaga Lake Recreation Trail System

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Moon Library Room 110 | HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake
On April 11, Robin Hoffman (ESF Department of Landscape Architecture) will present "Development of Onondaga Lake Recreation Trail System" during the HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake.
Sponsor: Great Lakes Research Consortium | Contact: Gregory L. Boyer, 315-470-6825

Thursday, April 13, 2017

· Candidacy Examination - Lisanne Petracca

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | 257 Illick Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Sarah Vonhof, 470-6594

Monday, April 17, 2017

· Earth Week eventESF Earth Week Keynote Lecture: Bill McKibben

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Gateway Center Event Space
ESF welcomes Bill McKibben - author, environmentalist, and co-founder of 350.org - who will be presenting an Earth Week keynote lecture titled "Turning Up the Heat: Physics and Politics in a Warming World." The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsor: ESF GSA, USA, Office of Sustainability, and President's Office | Contact: Adam Fix

· Thesis Defense - Dana Brennan

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 254 Baker Lab
Effects of Sugar Use and Quality on Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Parasitoid Longevity
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Arthur Stipanovic, 470-6859

· Jeffrey Hou, Professor & Chair Department of Landscape Architecture University of Washington

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Marshall Hall Auditorium
Lecture - Public Space Activism and Remaking the Commons
Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture | Contact: Richard S. Hawks, 315-470-6557

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

· Dissertation Defense -Kim Adams

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 7 Illick Hall
Bionomics of Glycobius speciosus (Coleoptera Cerambycidae)
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen Shaw, 470-6939

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

· Candidacy Examination - Daniel Collins

8:30 am - 10:30 am | 8 Illick Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: David Newman, 470-6534

Friday, April 21, 2017

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF

· Earth Week eventWildlife Quiz Bowl

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge
Test your knowledge of wildlife against your fellow classmates!
Sponsor: The Wildlife Society |

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Erik Hazelton

9:45 am - 11:45 am | 7 Illick Hall
Discovering the source and the characteristics of an unmanaged population of walleye (Sander vitreus) in a recovering urban lake
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Paul Crovella, 470-6839

· Earth Week eventSpotlight on Student Research

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website
ESF's annual Spotlight on Student Research is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate students share the results of their research. The Spotlight is a student poster session highlighting scholarly efforts.
Sponsor: Academic Governance Committee on Research | Contact: John Wasiel, 315.470.6896

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

· Earth Week eventWiSE Professions Speaker Series: Amy Pruden

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Nifkin (Alumni) Lounge, Marshall Hall | Event Website
Amy Pruden, W. Thomas Rice Professor, Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, will share her work with Antibiotic Resistence and potable water.
Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

Thursday, April 27, 2017

· Take our Kids to Work Day

Gateway Center and other spaces | Event Website
Hands on Career Exploration for 8-11 yr olds in the lives of of ESF students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 3154704752

· Dissertation Defense -Thomas Evans

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
Estimating movement and growth in lampreys with natural and artificial tagging techniques to help understand the evolution of lamprey life histories
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Elizabeth Elkins

Friday, April 28, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Wendy Leuenberger

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 254 Baker Lab
Response of larval Lepidoptera and their natural enemies to experimental ice storms in a northeastern forest
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: John Wagner, 470-6971

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

· Reading Day

Thursday, May 4, 2017

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 5, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, May 7, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

· May Graduation Champagne Toast

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center
The ESF Alumni Association would like to "raise our glasses" to the College's newest graduates. Please join us for a champagne toast honoring the Class of 2017 May graduates! The event will take place in the Gateway Center immediately following commencement ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: Debbie Caviness, x6632

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

· Grades Due

Thursday, May 18, 2017

· 9th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

The Gateway Center, SUNY ESF | ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 19, 2017 | Event Website
The NYS Biotechnology Symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology. We are crafting an agenda that includes exciting plenary presentations and ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Monday, August 28, 2017

· Classes Begin

Monday, September 4, 2017

· Labor Day (no classes)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

· Last day to add a class

Friday, September 22, 2017

· Last day to drop a class

Friday, October 27, 2017

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W

Monday, October 30, 2017

· Advising for Spring 2018

ONGOING —continues through Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

· Registration for Spring 2018

ONGOING —continues through Friday, December 15, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

· Thanksgiving Recess

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, November 26, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF

Saturday, December 9, 2017

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, December 10, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

· Final Exams

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

· Reading Day (a.m.)

· Final Exams (p.m)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

· Final Exams

Thursday, December 14, 2017

· Final Exams (p.m)

· Reading Day (a.m.)

Friday, December 15, 2017

· Final Exams

Friday, December 22, 2017

· Grades Due

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

· Classes Begin

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

· Last day to add a class

Friday, February 9, 2018

· Last day to drop a class

Sunday, March 11, 2018

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 18, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W


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