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Adaptive Peaks Spring 2015 Speaker Schedule

All seminars on Thursdays, 4-5 pm, 5 Illick

Contact AP Coordinators, Shannon Farrell at x6739 or Gordon Paterson at x6942 for additional information.

Thursdays 4-5 pm. Reception follows.

Speaker

Speaker information

29-Jan

Dr. David Strayer, Cary Institute.

 Dr. David Strayer, a freshwater ecologist, conducts research  on the distribution and roles of freshwater invertebrates, invasive species, the Hudson River, and other stream and river ecosystems. His work on freshwater mussel ecology and contemporary threats to mussels received acclaim in Science Magazine.

12-Feb

Dr. Gary Alt

Dr. Alt is a renowned wildlife biologist with > 30 yrs of experience in Pennsylvania where he launched some of the nation’s largest studies on black bears and white-tailed deer and most sweeping changes to bear and deer management in the history of Pennsylvania. His work has been featured in Good Morning America, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, and National Geographic Society. He currently works as a freelance nature photographer and lecturer.

5-Mar

Dr. Katharina Dittmar, SUNY-Buffalo

Dr. Dittmar is an evolutionary biologist who uses interdisciplinary approaches including molecular biological and bioinformatics methods with population genetics studies to answer questions related to understanding the genetic basis of adaptive evolution and the mechanisms by which new functionalities of genes evolve.

19-Mar

Dr. Stephen Ebb, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Ebbs is an ecotoxicologist  interested in the transport, fate and behavior of contaminants at the plant-soil-water interface, trophic transfer of contaminants and the physiological responses of plants to environmental contaminants.  Dr. Ebbs also has long standing research interests in phytoremediation, phytomining and the development of green roof technologies.

26-Mar

Dr. Michael Twiss, Clarkson University

Dr. Twiss is a professor and Director of the Great Rivers Center. A limnologist with expertise in the microbial plankton ecology of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system, his research aims to understand the impact that microbes have on the geochemical fate of nutrients and metals in natural waters and how plankton respond to changes in their natural environment. 

9-Apr

Dr. Tom Kaye, Institute for Applied Ecology

Dr. Kaye is Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology specializing in endangered species propagation and restoration, rare plant population dynamics, population viability analysis and monitoring.  He has served on the IUCN Species Survival Commission, Re-introduction Specialist Group and belongs to the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

23-Apr

Dr. Abby Darrah, SUNY-ESF

Dr. Darrah is a postdoctoral scholar with research interests in tropical ornithology, avian social behavior, and the impacts of habitat and land use on bird distributions and abundance.  Her current research focuses on development of a decision support tool for use of nest exclosures in management

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

· ESF in the HS Campus Student Visit

9:00 am - 1:30 pm | Gateway Center
Campus visit by partner schools with faculty presentation and tours.
Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

· Advanced Zotero

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | 110 Moon Library
Zotero is a popular and user-friendly citation manager. If you've gotten started using Zotero (or plan to do it soon), come to this session to learn advanced tips, tricks, and customizations. Jessica will focus on the browser add-on and word plugin. She will ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

· Thesis Defense -- Danielle Hurley

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 8 Illick Hall
Comparison of Micropterus Salmoides Population Characteristics Between Two Basins Onondaga Lake, NY
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Neil Ringler, 315470-6606

· Dr. M. Todd Walter, "A trickle of water running through some dirt" - Ecohydrology and nutrient biogeochemistry

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 110 Moon Library | Cornell Soil and Water Lab
The Cornell Soil and Water Lab was one of the early research groups to connect nonpoint source pollution from agriculture with parts of the landscape prone to generating storm runoff from "saturated" soils. More recently this group of researchers has begun ... Read More
Sponsor: Hydrology & Biogeochemistry Seminar | Contact: Emily Stephan

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

· Earth Lecture Series: The Sound of Sustainabilitty

12:45 pm - 1:50 pm | Gateway Center
The Sound of Sustainability: What I've Heard From the People and the Land in Mesoamerica Presented by: Dr. Stew Diemont, SUNY-ESF Environmental and Forest Biology Department
Sponsor: ESF Office of Student Affairs | Contact: Scott Blair, 315-470-4921

Thursday, March 5, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Katharina Dittmar

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Dittmar is an evolutionary biologist at SUNY-Buffalo who uses interdisciplinary approaches including molecular biological and bioinformatics methods with population genetics studies to answer questions related to understanding the genetic basis of adaptive ... Read More
Sponsor: EFB & ESF Women's Caucus for the WiSE Professions Speaker Series | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Friday, March 6, 2015

· Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Dr. Philippe G.Vidon

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm | 148 Baker Laboratory
Philippe G.Vidon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Forest and Natural Resources Management at SUNY-ESF Seminar title: Relationship of Dissolved Organic Carbon, Mercury, and Methyl Mercury in the Adirondacks
Sponsor: The Chemistry Department | Contact: M'Lis M. Traver, 470-6853

Sunday, March 8, 2015

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

· 13th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool, NY | Event Website
Join us in March for exciting keynote/plenary presentations, a great exhibitor gallery, & technical sessions on topics including: Green Materials & Resources, High Performance Buildings, Resiliency & Biomimicry, Urban Design, Planning, & Community Development, ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY ESF, USGBC, Syracuse COE, & USGBC NY Upstate Chapter | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Monday, March 16, 2015

· Basic SPARE PV Installation Training

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Gateway Center, Room 240 | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, March 19, 2015 | Event Website
Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

· Last day to withdraw from a class without penalty

Thursday, March 19, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Stephen Ebbs

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Ebbs is an ecotoxicologist from Southern Illinois University interested in the transport, fate and behavior of contaminants at the plant-soil-water interface, trophic transfer of contaminants and the physiological responses of plants to environmental contaminants. ... Read More
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

· Etiquette Dinner

Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center at SU
Presented by Brian Earle, Senior Lecturer of Communications, Cornell University. Why is etiquette important? This presentation will teach the importance of proper etiquette in the career-building process. Participants will learn the proper table manners to make ... Read More
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Patricia Henson, 315.470.6660

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

· Dale L. Travis Lecture 2015: FDR, ESF, NPS at the Roosevelt Estate

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website
George Curry, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at SUNY-ESF, will speak on research conducted by ESF's Department of Landscape Architecture's Center for Cultural Landscape Preservation at the Roosevelt Estate in Hyde Park, N.Y. A reception will follow ... Read More
Sponsor: Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series | Contact: Catherine Landis

Thursday, March 26, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Michael Twiss

4:00 am - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Twiss is a professor at Clarkson University and Director of the Great Rivers Center. A limnologist with expertise in the microbial plankton ecology of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system, his research aims to understand the impact that microbes have ... Read More
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

· Build A Better Planet - Tabling Session

8:00 am - 4:30 pm | The Gateway Center - Southend Concourse Area
Stop by the Gateway Center and meet with Soledad Haren from Build A Better Planet to find out about what opportunities are available.
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Patricia Henson, 315.470.6660

Monday, March 30, 2015

· Advising for Fall 2015

ONGOING —continues through Friday, April 3, 2015

· A Career and Urban Forestry Chat with David Moore

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | The Gateway Center - Southeand Concourse Area
Stop by the Gateway Center to chat with David Moore, Forester New York City Parks to see what opportunities are available. Questions: contact David.Moore@parks.nyc.gov
Sponsor: Career Services Office | Contact: Patricia Henson, 315.470.6660

· Environmental Studies Seniors Showcase

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | ESF Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall
2nd annual showcase of Environmental Studies Senior Synthesis Projects. Research-style poster presentations by 2015 graduating Environmental Studies seniors. Faculty and graduate student judges. Open to ESF faculty, students, and the general public.
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

Thursday, April 9, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Tom Kaye

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Kaye is Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Ecology specializing in endangered species propagation and restoration, rare plant population dynamics, population viability analysis and monitoring.  He has served on the IUCN Species Survival Commission ... Read More
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Thursday, April 16, 2015

· Commercial SPARE PV Installation Training

8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Gateway Center, Room 240 | Event Website
In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Friday, April 17, 2015

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar Series: Dr. Abby Darrah

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
Dr. Darrah is a postdoctoral scholar at SUNY-ESF with research interests in tropical ornithology, avian social behavior, and the impacts of habitat and land use on bird distributions and abundance.
Sponsor: EFB-Department of Environmental and Forest Biology | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315-470-6739

Saturday, April 25, 2015

· NYFOA Symposium: The Future of New York Forests at Risk- Working Toward a Comprehensive Solution

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | ESF Gateway Center | NYFOA Symposium
Forests cover 63% of New York State's land area and provide critical environmental, economic and quality-of-life benefits to society. Most of our current forests are entering the final third of their natural life cycles but, in many parts of the state, are not ... Read More
Sponsor: NYFOA & SUNY-ESF (FNRM & Outreach) | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

Thursday, April 30, 2015

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 1, 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, May 3, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

· May Graduation 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 2015 May graduates. The event will take place immediately following convocation rehearsal.
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, 315-470-6632

Monday, May 11, 2015

· Summer Semester Maymester Session Begins

| View Summer Semester details online.
Summer Semester Maymester Courses begin May 11 and run through May 22, 2015.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

· 7th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY | ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Event Website
This full two day symposium that will feature plenary talks, technical sessions and tours of Brookhaven National Laboratory facilities including the Center for Functional Nanomaterials and National Synchrotron Light Source II. Exciting technical sessions ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach, the Research Foundation for SUNY, & Brookhaven National Laboratory | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

· Grades Due

Monday, May 18, 2015

· Summer Semester Combined Session Begins

| View Summer Semester details online.
Summer Semester Combined Session Courses begin May 18 and run through August 14, 2015.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach |

· Summer Semester Session 1 Begins

| View Summer Semester details online.
Summer Semester Session 1 Courses begin May 18 and run through June 26, 2015.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach |

Monday, July 6, 2015

· Summer Semester Session 2 Begins

| View Summer Semester details online.
Summer Semester Session 2 Courses begin July 6 and run through August 14, 2015.
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

Monday, August 31, 2015

· Classes Begin

Monday, September 7, 2015

· Labor Day (no classes)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

· Last day to add a class

Thursday, September 24, 2015

· Senior Reunion & Alumni and Family Fall BBQ Weekend 2015

SUNY ESF Campus | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 2015 Senior Reunion and Alumni & Family Fall BBQ
Graduates from the classes of 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945 and 1940 are invited back to campus to celebrate their own special reunion years. The Class of 1965 will be our honored class, celebrating their golden jubilee! Mark the dates on your calendars now ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, 315-470-6632

Friday, September 25, 2015

· Event image.Alumni & Family Fall BBQ Weekend 2015

ESF Campus | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 2015 Alumni & Family Fall BBQ
Join us for this year's Alumni & Family Fall BBQ Weekend. Mark your calendars for a great weekend in Syracuse. A tentative schedule of events is available online. This will be a very busy weekend in the Syracuse area as Syracuse University is also hosting ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association and Office of Student Life | Contact: ESF Alumni Association, 315-470-6632

· Last day to drop a class

Friday, October 30, 2015

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

Monday, November 2, 2015

· Advising for Spring 2016

ONGOING —continues through Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

· Registration for Spring 2016

ONGOING —continues through Friday, November 20, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

· Thanksgiving Recess

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, November 29, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015

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

Saturday, December 12, 2015

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, December 13, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

· Final Exams

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

· Reading Day (a.m.)

· Final Exams (p.m)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

· Final Exams

Thursday, December 17, 2015

· Reading Day (a.m.)

· Final Exams (p.m)

Friday, December 18, 2015

· Final Exams

Monday, December 28, 2015

· Grades Due

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

· Classes Begin

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

· Last day to add a class

Friday, February 12, 2016

· Last day to drop a class


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