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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

· Capstone Seminar - Lorena Ninel Estrada

9:00 am - 10:00 am | 213 Marshall Hall
CAPSTONE SEMINAR Lorena Ninel Estrada PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Environmental Science Major Professor: Paul D. Hirsch Simplifying complexity: Assessing the construction and use of composite indices of climate change adaptation, with an application ... Read More
Sponsor: Environmental Studies | Contact: Rebecca Hart, 315-470-6636

· Dissertation Defense -Lorena Estrada Chinchilla

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 213 Marshall
Simplifying complexity: Assessing the construction and use of composite indices of climate change adaptation, with an application to northern and western Guatemala
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Mark Teece, 470-6855

· 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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

· 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY | ONGOING —continues through Friday, March 31, 2017 | Event Website
The upcoming 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, NY, the site of extraordinary historic restoration and revitalization. We are very excited to be holding the 2017 ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach, NY Upstate USGBC, & Syracuse COE | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

· Thesis Defense - Wendy Burgess

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 314 Bray
Motivations and Level of Commitment of Volunteers Who Take Part in an Annual Stewardship Event
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Theodore Dibble, 470-6596

· Moon Library Skill Sharpener: Data Visualization with p5.js

11:00 am - 12:20 pm | 110 Moon Library
This presentation will share a variety of solutions for data visualization available online that make it easy to quickly get a dynamic visualization of your data onto the web. It will feature an in-depth look at coding one's own data visualizations using the ... Read More
Contact: Casey Koons, 470-6715

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

· Thesis Defense - Dustin Hill

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 213 Marshall
Social and environmental vulnerability: Unequal effects of point source pollution production and government sponsored industry
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Melissa Fierke, 470-6743

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Capstone Presentation: John Spencer, Adsorption; Lauren Lynn, Adsorption
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· 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

· Lorenz Dexler, Managing Partner, Topotek 1, Berlin, Germany

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Gateway Center
Lecture - Designing Open space with Participation in Ethnically Diverse and Socially Challenging Neighborhoods
Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture | Contact: Richard S. Hawks, 315-470-6557

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

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Tyler Brazell, Adsorption; Christopher Kane, Batch Culture
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· 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

· Thesis Defense - Tyler Shields

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 116 Jahn
Lipid biomarker and pigment signature analysis of Fayetteville, Green Lakes microbialites
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Christopher Whipps, 470-6760

· Thesis Defense - Chengyan Jing

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
Lignin Content in Processed Xylan-riched Lignocellulosics Species before and after Hot-water Extraction: Klason and Acetyl Bromide Spectrophotometric Method
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: John Stella, 470-4902

Friday, April 7, 2017

· Oral Defense PSE468/PSE668 - Business Card Grade

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | TBA
Business Card Gradeoral defense of the large and small paper machine run.
Sponsor: Department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering | Contact: Dr. Klaus Doelle, 315470-6531

Monday, April 10, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Erich Dvorak

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 320 Bray
Effects on revenue from potential changes to New York's 480-a real property tax law
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: William Powell, 470-6744

· 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"

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Mahdi Mere, Batch Culture; Ashley Daniul, Batch Culture
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· 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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Sarah Powers

9:30 am - 11:30 am | 314 Bray
The Effectiveness of Carry in and Carry out in Front Country Recreational Settings
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6501

· Thesis Defense - Casey Chamberlain

9:30 am - 11:30 am | 213 Marshall
To Lug or not to Lug: A Test and Critique of the Reasoned Action Approach for Campus Sustainability Behaviors at SUNY-ESF
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Neil Ringler, 470-6803

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Andrew Burrichter, Batch Enzymatic; Mathew Ovadias, Batch Enzymatic
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

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

Friday, April 14, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Jamie Regula

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 314 Bray
Maintaining Logger Viability in the Northeast
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Dylan Parry, 470-6742

Monday, April 17, 2017

· Capstone Seminar - Andry Razanakoto

9:00 am - 12:00 am
"Should Charcoal Be the Logical Cooking Energy Transition in Rural Madagascar? A Comparative Analysis of the Environmental, Health and Economic Aspects of Charcoal and Fuelwood Consumptions"

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Abhinandan Mehra, Batch Enzymatic; Joanna Cranwell, Natural Pickling
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· Thesis Defense - Andry Razanakoto

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 314 Bray
Should charcoal be the logical cooking energy transition in Madagascar's rural areas? A comparative analysis of the environmental, social and economic aspects of charcoal and fuelwood consumption
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Donald Leopold, 470-6760

· 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

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

· Thesis Defense - Prentice Clark

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 213 Marshall
Determinants of Stumpage Prices on New York State Lands
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Karin Limburg, 470-6741

· Thesis Defense - Aziz Demir

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
Investigating the movement of copper nanoparticles in either of hot water extracted and dry wood chips using STEM
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Martin Dovciak, 470-6743

Monday, April 24, 2017

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Bryan Warner, Continuous Catalytic; Nicholas Stoltz, Continuous Catalytic
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

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

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Janelle Tallents, Continuous Catalytic; Dwyer Stuart, Biogas
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· 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

· 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

Monday, May 1, 2017

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Samuel Ellison, Biogas; Christopher Rougeux, Biogas
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

· Candidacy Examination - Taye Birhan

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Klaus Doelle, 470-6501

Thursday, May 11, 2017

· Dissertation Defense -Joel Ramtahal

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 314 Bray
Promoting pro-environmental behavior: Influence of environmental education and awareness on littering within two ecotourism sites in Trinidad
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: William Smith, 470-6832

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

· Dissertation Defense -Ying Guo

9:30 am - 11:30 am | Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
A metabolic study of a developed microalgae for the CO2 capture process of industrial plants
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Scott Shannon, 470-6599

Monday, May 22, 2017

· Candidacy Examination - Prajapati Shapkota

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 213 Marshall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Lindi Quackenbush, 470-4727


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