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Women in Scientific and Environmental Professions Speaker Series

Adaptive Peaks & WiSE Professions Speaker Series

Dr. Bridie McGreavy, Assistant Professor, Environmental Communication, University of Maine

How do we communicate for social-ecological resilience? Communication research to connect science with coastal and freshwater management and policy.

Thursday January 26, 2016, 4 pm, 5 Illick Hall.

Sponsored by the the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology and the ESF Women's Caucus.

Dr. McGreavy is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Communication in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Maine. She studies communication within sustainability science teams and coastal and freshwater management contexts. She is a lead investigator on the New England Sustainability Consortium’s Future of Dams Project, a large interdisciplinary network that seeks to link science with decision making about systems of dams.

McCreavy previously served as the conservation and education director at Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) from 2001-2010. She holds a PhD in in communication with a concentration in sustainability science from UMaine, and an M.S. in Environmental Studies-Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH.

WiSE Professions

Dr. Amy Pruden
W. Thomas Rice Professor, Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering& Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, Virginia Tech
Title TBD

Wednesday, April 26, 4-5 pm, TBD

Dr. Pruden is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Associate Dean and Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Education in the Graduate School at Virginia Tech.  Her research program at Virginia Tech focuses on applied environmental microbiology. In relation to global change, Dr. Pruden studies the role of microbial communities in dynamic environmental systems.  
Dr. Pruden serves as the Director of Strategic Planning for the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences Water Sustainability Thrust. She is an Associate Editor for the journal Biodegradation and serves on an advisory panel on Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in recycled water. Dr. Pruden has published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on subjects pertaining to bioremediation, pathogens, and antibiotic resistance. She holds a BS in Biological Sciences, and PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Cincinnati.


All presentations are free and open to the public. Parking is available in Syracuse University's Irving Avenue Parking garage (area map; close up). The fee is $3.75 for the first hour, $2 for each additional.


Presented by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, The ESF Women's Caucus, with the assistance of other offices and programs at ESF and Syracuse University.

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