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Monday, April 21, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Aayushi Patel

9:30 am - 11:30 am | 105 Marshall Hall
Comparative Analysis of Willow Shrubs as Evapotranspirative Covers Versus Traditional Geomembrane Covers Using Life Cycle Analysis at the Onandaga Lake Territory
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: Donald Stewart, 315470-6761

· Thesis Defense -- Qing Ren

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 213 Marshall Hall
"Evaluation of Effectiveness of the Personal and Non-personal Interpretation at International Crane Foundation"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Laura N. Rickard, 315470-6908

· Dissertation Defense -- Juan Carlos Alvarez Yepiz

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 300 Bray Hall
"Mechanisms of Persistence in a Rare Cycad in Northwestern Mexico."
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: S. Scott Shannon, 315470-6599

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Tao Liu

8:30 am - 10:45 am | 439 Baker Hall
Individual Tree Crown Delineation using LiDAR data
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: Richard C. Smardon, 315470-6576

· Dissertation Defense -- Yuanzhen Wang

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
"Sustainable Production and Green Recovery of Biodegradable Polymer - Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)"
Sponsor: Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: Russell D. Briggs, 315470-6989

· Dissertation Defense -- Jeremy Hayward

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 217 Bray Hall
"Mycorrhizal Specificity in Biological Invasions and on Isolated Islands"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Huiting Mao, 315470-6823

· Capstone Seminar - Rakhshinda Bano

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 437 Baker Lab
"Alpine Wetland Conservation in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Pakistan: An Ecosystem Approach to Human Health"
Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

· Capstone Seminar - Ashley Ryan

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 432 Baker Lab
"An Investigation of Flood Hydrology on the Mohawk River"
Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

· Thesis Defense -- Ashley Ryan

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 439 Baker Hall
"How a Changing Climate May Affect Annual Maximum Discharge Events on the Mohawk River"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen A. Teale, 315470-6758

· OneSearch at Moon Library

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Moon 110 | Event Website
Search almost everything in the library with OneSearch! Come see a demonstration of this new tool launching in mid-May that will provide a fast, simple way to simultaneously search across library resources through a single search box on the library's homepage. ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Heidi Webb, 315-470-6728

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

· Capstone Seminar - Emma Antolos

9:00 am - 10:30 am | 432 Baker Lab
"Visitor Perception of Automobiles and Public Transportation in National Parks"
Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

· Thesis Defense -- Chao Jiang

9:30 am - 11:30 am | Marshall 105
"The Emergence of Preventative Chemical Management as a Salient Environmental Policy Concern in China: A Case Study of the Textile Industry"
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: Elizabeth Folta, 315470-4938

· Thesis Defense -- Emily Gates

9:30 am - 11:30 am | 326 Marshall Hall
"Figuring Landscape: 160 Farm Silos and the Role of the Museum"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Rafaat M. Hussein, 315470-6833

· Thesis Defense -- Georgia Keene

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 6 Illick Hall
"Spatial Ecology and Phenology of the Inland Barrens Buck Moth, Hemileuca maia (Drury) at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve."
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Diane M. Kuehn, 315470-6561

· Capstone Talk: Annisa Pratiwi, "Intergovernmental Land Use Control in Coastal Management"

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | Marshall 105
MPS Capstone Seminar: Annisa Dian Pratiwi, "Intergovernmental Land Use Control in Coastal Management. Study Case: Jakarta Coastal Zone." MPS in Environmental Science (Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes) program.
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

Thursday, April 24, 2014

· OneSearch at Moon Library

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Moon 110 | Event Website
Search almost everything in the library with OneSearch! Come see a demonstration of this new tool launching in mid-May that will provide a fast, simple way to simultaneously search across library resources through a single search box on the library's homepage.
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Heidi Webb, 315-470-6728

· Thesis Defense -- Rakhshinda Bano

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 437 Baker Hall
"Alpine Wetland Conservation in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Pakistan: An Ecosystem Approach to Human Health"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Paul M. Caluwe, 315470-6830

· Dissertation Defense -- Judith Crawford

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 213 Marshall Hall
Indoor Environmental Quality and Infant Health: Exposure to Indoor Allergens, Endotoxin, and Fungi and Association with Eczema and Wheeze in the First Year of Life
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Alexander Weir, 315470-6791

· Thesis Defense -- Natasha Karniski

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
Effects of Snow on American Marten (Marten americana) and Fisher (Martes pennanti) Movements in the Adirondack Mountains, New York.
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: David A. Sonnenfeld, 315-470-4931

· Adaptive Peaks Seminar

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 5 Illick Hall | Event Website
"Sustaining Forest Diversity in the Aftermath of White-tailed Deer Over-browsing" presented by Dr. Alejandro Royo, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Sponsor: Department of Environmental & Forest Biology | Contact: Joanne Rappleyea, x6761

Friday, April 25, 2014

· Capstone Seminar - Joshua Hanson

9:00 am - 10:00 am | 314 Bray
"Coupled Tree Populations in the Overstory and Understory Across Pennsylvania"

· Capstone Talk: Marvin J. Montefrio, "Growing Low Carbon Commodities in Upland Philippines"

9:30 am - 10:30 am | Moon Library 110 | Further information
Ph.D. Capstone Seminar: Marvin Joseph F. Montefrio, "Growing Low-Carbon Commodities in Upland Philippines: Integration of Smallholders in Biofuels and Rubber Production Regimes." Environmental and Natural Resources Policy doctoral program, Division of Environmental ... Read More
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David A. Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

· Thesis Defense -- Joshua Hanson

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 314 Bray Hall
Assessing Overstory and Understory Tree Species Communities and their Similarity Using Data from the Pennsylvania Regeneration Study
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Bruce C. Bongarten, 315-470-6510

· Dissertation Defense -- Marvin Joseph Montefrio

10:30 am - 12:30 pm | 105 Marshall Hall
"Growing Low Carbon Commodities in Upland Philippines: Integration of Smallholders in Biofuels and Rubber Production Regimes"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Lawrence P. Abrahamson, 315470-6777

· Thesis Defense -- Lacey Kucerak

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 254 Baker
"Optimizing the Removal of Pharmaceuticals Ibuprofen and Naproxen in a Mesocosm Constructed Wetland System by Determining the Trend between Hydraulic Retention Times and Removal Rates"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: David Newman

· Thesis Defense -- Sara Velardi

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
"The Future of Environmental Education: An Analysis of Professional Development Workshops Leading to Implementation of Environmental Education Curriculum with Project Learning Tree."
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Yuan-Zong Lai, 315470-6514

Monday, April 28, 2014

· Capstone Seminar - Solomon Mungure

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | 105 Marshall Hall
"The Politics of Treasure: Understanding Access and Denial in Zimbabwe's Chiadzwa Diamonds"
Contact: Cariann Linehan, 6528

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Nargis Artyushevskaya

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 105 Marshall Hall
"Role of Women in Sustainability of Donor-funded Drinking Water Supply Projects in Developing Countries: Case Study of Tajikistan"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: Shannon Farrell, 315470-6739

· Thesis Defense -- Whitney Forman-Cook

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 305 Bray Hall
"The Impact of Local Timber Harvesting Regulations on Forest Product Supply in New York State"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Gregory McGee, 315470-6792

· Thesis Defense -- Samuel Asare-Adjebeng

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 439 Baker Hall
Monitoring Evapotranspiration of an Inland Salt Marsh Using Eddy Covariance
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: Valerie A. Luzadis, 315470-6636

· Candidacy Examination -- Norman Bergey -- Oral Exam

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 122 Jahn Hall
"Accelerating the Fermentation of Biomass-derived System to Ethanol"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Study | Contact: Donald J. Leopold, 315470-6760

Thursday, May 1, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Elysa Smigielski

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 314 Bray Hall
A Quantitative Analysis of New York State Forests Affect Upon Residential Property Values. Constructing a Viewshed Analysis Using ArcGIS Model Builder and the Hedonic Model.
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: George H. Kyanka, 315470-6835

· Webinar on Hydrofracking

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 408 Baker lab
The fifth in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, May 1st , 2014 at 12 noon in 408 Baker Lab. Dr. Sheila Olmstead of the University of Texas at Austin will be presenting "Shale Gas Development Impacts on Surface ... Read More
Sponsor: Upstate Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

Monday, May 5, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- James Costello

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 16 Illick Hall
Habitat Suitability for Northern Wild Rice Restoration: The Role of Pickerelweed in Seedling Establishment
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Hugh O. Canham, 315470-6694

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

· Capstone Talk: L. Coberly, "Mangrove Dependency and Participation in Reforestation and Conservation: A Case Study of the Sine-Saloum Delta, Senegal"

9:00 am - 10:00 am | Marshall 213
M.S. Capstone Seminar: Laura Coberly, "Mangrove Dependency and Participation in Reforestation and Conservation: A Case Study of the Sine-Saloum Delta, Senegal." M.S. in Environmental Science (Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes) Program.
Sponsor: Div. of Environmental Science | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315470-4931

Thursday, May 8, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Chellby Kilheffer

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
"Development and Validation of a Habitat Suitability Model for Urban White-tailed Deer"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Neal M. Abrams, 315470-4723

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

· Thesis Defense -- Carissa Alza

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 110 Marshall Hall
"How Beaver Influence Habitat and Species Diversity of Breeding Birds in the Central Adirondacks"
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Rafaat M. Hussein, 315470-6833

Thursday, May 15, 2014

· 2014 Biotechnology Symposium

8:00 am - 5:00 am | ESF Gateway Center | ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 16, 2014 | Event Website
The 2014 Biotechnology Symposium will be held at the new SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Gateway Center, a state of the art multi-use building designed to achieve LEED Platinum Certification. The Biotechnology Symposium brings together ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 6888

Saturday, May 17, 2014

· Wetland Detectives Training Workshop II - Birds & Plants

9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events
Join the Wetland Detective Monitoring Corps! Research has shown that climate change may cause drastic changes to Adirondack wetlands. Become a citizen scientist and conduct bird and plant surveys that will be used to help preserve these vital ecosystems. This ... Read More
Sponsor: SUNY-ESF, Adirondack Park Agency, New York Natural Heritage Program, Paul Smith's College | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

Thursday, June 26, 2014

· Webinar on Hydrofracking

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | 110 Moon
The sixth and final webinar in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 12 noon in 110 Moon Library. Dr. Pouné Saberi of the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting "Health Perspectives ... Read More
Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855


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