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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.

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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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

· Advising for Fall 2015

ONGOING —continues through Friday, April 3, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

· Find It Fast! - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | 110 Moon
Jo Anne Ellis will show you how to save time and brain cells locating good resources. Topics will include using OneSearch, selecting databases, locating full-text articles, and more. Recommended for graduate and undergraduate students, TA's, and faculty and ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jo Anne Ellis

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

· Thesis Defense -- Molly Hassett

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 7 Illick Hall
Habitat Characteristics and Sugar Resources of New York Emerald Ash Borer Parasitoid Release Sites
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Susan Anagnost, 315470-6837

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

· Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Dr. Xinyu Liu

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 148 Baker Laboratory
Xinyu Liu, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh will present his seminar: Natural Product Biosynthesis in Stigonematalean Cyanobacteria Abstract: Stigonematalean or subsection V cyanobacteria is a large family of filamentous cyanobacteria ... Read More
Sponsor: The Chemistry Department | Contact: M'Lis M. Traver, 470-6853

Monday, April 13, 2015

· Capstone Seminar - Amanda Gray

11:30 am - 12:30 pm | 314 Bray
"Investigating the Role of Transgenic American Chestnut (Castanea dentata) Leaf Litter in Decomposition, Nutrient Cycling, and Fungal Diversity"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

· Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning

11:40 am - 1:40 pm | 408 Baker Laboratory | Event Website
Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Theories, Cases and Experiences Kyle Whyte, Potawatami, teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University researching moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples ... Read More
Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson, 315.470.6870

· Earth Week eventSimmons Wildlife

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | ESF Quad | Earth Week 2015 Schedule
Andrew Simmons is a celebrated wildlife expert specializing in predators. Since 1971, he has been studying, raising and lecturing about wild animals. Simmons travels with big cats, bear cubs, carnivorous reptiles and birds of prey.
Contact: Alden Morris , 607339-3060

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

· Thesis Defense -- Jennifer Potrikus

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Moon Library
Ecological Characterization to Determine Invasive Potential of Hardy Kiwi (Actiniclia arguta) in the Northeast U.S.
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Huiting Mao, 315470-6855

Monday, April 20, 2015

· Library Resources on the Go! - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | 110 Moon
Whether you're heading out for exciting field research, taking an online class, or keeping your cool in Syracuse this summer, don't let that stop you from getting the research information you need. Join library staff for an overview of how you can access library ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Ruth Owens

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

Monday, April 27, 2015

· Blackboard: Finish Strong & Get Ready - Moon Library Skill Sharpener Series

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm | 310 Baker
Join Librarians Jane and Ruth to learn some tips on finishing up your Spring courses in Blackboard and getting started for the Summer and Fall. Topics covered will include adding content, making content available, how to make your course available, basic gradebook, ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Ruth Owens

Thursday, April 30, 2015

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

· Thesis Defense -- Danielle Hurley

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 408 Baker
A Park Under Pressure: Human Disturbance and its Impact in Murchison Falls Conservation Area, Uganda
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Colin Beier, 315470-6578

· Thesis Defense -- Miguel Garmendia Zapata

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
The Influence of Environmental Variation of the Epiphytic Bryophyte Community on Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh) in Northern and Central New York
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen Shaw, 315470-6939

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 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 |

· 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 |

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

· Final Exams (p.m)

· Reading Day (a.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

Sunday, March 13, 2016

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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

Monday, March 28, 2016

· Advising for Fall 2016

ONGOING —continues through Friday, April 1, 2016


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