Managing the Planet Panel Series

Each year, the School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) hosts six panels as part of the SoGES Managing the Planet panel series. Panels address diverse topics related to relevant sustainability issues and feature an interdisciplinary panel of Colorado State University experts conducting research related to the topic. Panels are organized to highlight current research and designed to engage the audience and dedicate the majority of time to questions and discussions. SoGES Managing the Planet panels are held at the Avogadro's Number restaurant and bar, 605 S. Mason Street, are free of charge, and open to the public.

All panels are moderated by Gene Kelly, Professor, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU; SoGES Associate Director, Research and Development; Interim CEO, NEON, Boulder.

New in 2014, SoGES is adding two additional "Topics in Sustainability" Managing the Planet panels each year to its series. "Topics" panels are partnered panels with other organizations and feature new content and speakers. Interested in partnering with us? Contact Suellen Melzer at Susan.Melzer@colostate.edu for more information.

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Melting Down Glaciers from Mountains to Poles: What does it mean for us?

October 5, 2017 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) brings to CSU and the community a panel discussion on how the melting of glaciers and polar ice caps is contributing to global sea level rise. As the ice drains into the sea, what will we protect and what will be lost forever? The panel will be a discussion on how drivers, such as oceanic thermal expansion, post glacial rebound, and land hydrology determine how fast and how high sea-level will rise.

Featuring panelists:

Dan McGrath, Department of Geosciences
Andrew Bliss, Department of Anthropology
Shane Kanatous, Department of Biology
Julia Klein, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Watch the video here.

Greening Beer: How local brewers are prioritizing sustainability

September 7, 2017 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) brings to CSU and the community a panel discussion to celebrate our local brewers and highlight their environmental efforts and sustainability practices. The panel will be a discussion on the opportunities to reduce emissions, and conserve on water and energy losses within the beer industry. Independent brewers whose operations reflect differing size and structure will converse on how they prioritize sustainability measures and increase efficiency and ecological responsibility.

Featuring panelists:

Katie Wallace, New Belgium Brewing
Charlie Hoxmeier, Gilded Goat Brewing Co.
Corey Odell, Odell Brewing Co.

Watch the video here.

Urban Nature: Why do we want it?

April 12, 2017 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Our panelists will discuss the meaning of the word “nature” and whether artificially designed nature in urban areas is the same as “nature” found in less populated areas. Can we look to cities for nature or must there be the duality of a nature untouched by man, apart from civilization, and the city, an industrial commercial center completely devoid of nature?

Featuring panelists:

Bruno Sobral, One Health Institute
Kelly Curl, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Brian Dunbar, Institute for the Built Environment

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Dismantling the EPA: Are We Making America Unhealthy Again?

March 8, 2017 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Americans depend on the EPA to protect their health and environment. Clean air and water protection, for example, save thousands of lives every year. How many will suffer if deregulation of the EPA becomes the symbol of lost protection for public health? Our panelists will provide their experiences in engaging with environmental policy and regulations by addressing whether regulations matter.

Featuring panelists:

Delphine Farmer, Department of Chemistry
Robert Duffy, Department of Political Science
Jennifer Peel, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Robert Young, Center for Contaminant Hydrology

Watch the video here.

Are We Loving Nature to Death? The Cost and Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

February 8, 2017 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

The expansion of the outdoor industry necessitates new measures for calculating our nation’s growth domestic product. Our panelists will weigh the environmental costs and benefits of recreation by discussing ways in which smart design and conservation decision making practices can balance negative environmental impacts

Featuring panelists:

Sam Martin, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
Jeni Cross, Department of Sociology
Melissa McHale, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Andy Seidl, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

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Preserving Food Sources for a Bountiful Future

November 16, 2016 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

The World Summit on Food Security says food production must increase 70% to feed 9 billion people by 2050. How are advances in research and technology on food quality, quantity and genetic resources connected to our Thanksgiving table, and critically, for global health and food security? Panelists will discuss progress in many fronts in agriculture that are aiming to assure food is safe, equitable, and bountiful for future generations.

Featuring panelists:

Elizabeth Ryan, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Dan Bush, Department of Biology and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Christine Walters, USDA National Seed Storage Laboratory
Lee Somers, Agriculture Experiment Station

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The Upcoming Elections: Implications for Sustainability and Science

October 25, 2016 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

It is clear that the 2016 candidates have differing views about the environment, sustainability, and science.  Our panelists will highlight the differences between current republican and democratic priorities, and discuss how this election cycle differs from historical treatments of environmental and scientific issues by the parties. While there are many factors that influence the role that these issues will play during this upcoming election, the big question is, will sustainability and science matter?

Featuring panelists:

Peter Backlund, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science
Ken Shockley, Department of Philosophy
Courtney Schultz, Department of Forest and Rangeland Management

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Zika Beyond the Tropics: Does Climate Change Affect the Spreak of Infectous Disease?

September 21, 2016 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

As the Zika epidemic continues to spread through Brazil, Central America, and the United States, scientists are working to understand the relationship between the behavior and distribution of mosquitos, the main vector for transmitting infectious diseases such as Zika, Malaria, and Dengue Fever, with climate and human interaction. Understanding these relationships will allow scientists to assess how a virus will act over the short weekly term and over the longer, decadal term. Mosquitos are more widely distributed than ever before and the WHO predicts that climatic changes with temperature increases of 2° can severely impact several hundred million more people globally as the risk for exposure to infected mosquitos will increase.

Featuring panelists:

Ashley Anderson, Department of Journalism & Media Communication
Jeff Morisette, Department of Interior North Central Climate Science Center Atmospheric Science
Greg Ebel, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Chester Moore, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Watch the video here.

National Park Service Centennial: Lessons for the next 100 years

April 20, 2016 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Our panel of CSU experts will discuss the history, successes and setbacks of the National Park Service over the last 100 years. They will look at the lessons learned in the past century and how they can be used to protect and ensure the future of the National Parks in the United States.

Featuring panelists:

Ruth Alexander, Department of History
Jim Barborak, Center for Protected Area Management and Training
Jill Baron, U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Jason Sibold, Department of Anthropology

Watch the video here.

Genetically Modified Organisms: Sticking to the Science

March 30, 2016 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Our panel of CSU experts will discuss the science behind genetically modified organisms and its effects on food and animals.

Featuring panelists:

Karen Schlthof, SoGES Visiting Fellow; Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A & M
Patrick Byrne, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU
Michael Martin, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, CSU
Thomas Hansen, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences, CSU

Watch the video here.

Clean Energy: Past, Present & Future

Feb. 23, 2016 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Our panel of CSU experts will discuss the technological, economic, and political aspects of clean energy. Topics will include various sources of clean energy, its cost effectiveness, efficiencies, possibilities for advancement, and more.

Featuring panelists:

Bryan Willson, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director, Energy Institute
Sandra Davis, Department of Political Science
Terrence Iverson, Department of Economics
Courtney Jahn, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management

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Melting Ice at the Poles

Dec. 9, 2015 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Why is Earth’s ice melting?  How fast is it melting and where? Will polar species survive? These and other questions will be addressed by our panel of CSU experts who will unpack the latest science behind the melting of ice at the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions; and the implications for human, iconic polar species, and our global environment.

Featuring panelists:

Elizabeth Barnes, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
Rick Aster, Department of Geosciences
Andrew Bliss, Department of Anthropology
Shane Kanatous, Department of Biology

 

Watch the video here.

Can the World Agree? 2015 Paris Climate Conference

Nov. 11, 2015 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

The 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be in Paris, France in the beginning of December.  The goal of COP 21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, is to reach a new international agreement on climate, aiming to keep global warming below 2°C.  Ideally, an agreement will be reached by all countries involved including the United States.  Our CSU expert panelists will discuss the possible outcomes of the Paris Climate Talks for the United States and the world at large, while also providing insight into how these conferences work from past experience and research.

Featuring panelists:

Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science
Peter Backlund, School of Global Environmental SustainabilityAfr
Joe von Fischer, Department of Biology
Keith Paustian, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

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Can We Transform Our World? 2015 Sustainability Development Goals

Oct. 14, 2015 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit was held in New York September 25-27, 2015 where 17 Sustainable Development Goals were identified as part of the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These 17 goals build on the Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000 by the United Nations. The Sustainable Development Goals aim to end poverty, fight inequality and justice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Our panelists will discuss the new Sustainable Development Goals from the perspectives of their fields of study in soil fertility and international agriculture, natural resource-based economic development, community-level outcomes of natural resource development, and adaptation in natural populations. The discussion will include the implications, trade-offs, and realities of these goals.

Featuring panelists:

Jessica Davis, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
Andrew Seidl, Department of Agriculture & Resources Economics
Stephanie Malin, Department of Soiology
Cameron Ghalambor, Department of Biology

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The Animas River Spill: Are there local and global implications?

Sept 16, 2015 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

The Animas River in southern Colorado was polluted by 3 million gallons of wastewater from the abandoned Gold King Mine on August 5, 2015. The wastewater was accidentally released by an EPA crew, and has turned the water orange leading people to wonder about the different effects of this spill. Our panel of CSU experts will be discussing the consequences of this spill along with similar issues on a global scale.

Featuring panelists:

Melinda Laituri, Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Jens Blotevogel, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ellen Wohl, Department of Geosciences
Troy Bauder, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Moderated by:

Dale Lockwood, SoGES Academic Advisor and Instructor

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Colorado State University: Walking the Walk in Sustainability

April 29, 2015 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Our Managing the Planet panels have discussed the sustainability issues, big and small, that our world faces, but they don’t often touch on what we are doing here at CSU.  For our last panel of the semester, we’ve decided to highlight what’s going on right here at our university.  Colorado State University is one of the most sustainably active universities in the nation.  This panel will highlight what has been and is being done regarding sustainability at Colorado State University.

Featuring panelists:

Tonie Miyamoto, Director of Communications and Sustainability for Housing & Dining Services
Carol Dollard, Utility Engineer in Facilities Management
Jacob Kimiecik, Director of Student Sustainability Center
Dale Lockwood, Academic Coordinator, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

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Fracking: Does it pose a risk to our environment?

March 10, 2015 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

Featuring panelists:

Thomas Borch, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU
Anthony Marchese, Department of Mechanical Engineering, CSU
Liba Pejchar, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, CSU
Jay Ham, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU

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Are Too Many People the Problem? Overpopulation and Biodiversity Loss

February 11, 2015 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

What role has human population growth played in causing the ongoing extinction of Earth’s species? What role might population stabilization or reduction play in preserving Earth’s species, from tigers in India to prairie dogs in Colorado? Come participate in a discussion of population matters, featuring conservationists working in the U.S. and around the globe.

Featuring panelists:

Philip Cafaro, Department of Philosophy, CSU
Kathleen Galvin, Department of Anthropology, CSU
Jeffrey McKee, Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University
Barry Noon, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, CSU
George Wittemyer, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, CSU

 

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Imagining the Planet: Arts & Environment

December 10, 2014 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

As long as we have been a species, the arts have both recorded and helped shape our entanglement with the world around us, how we perceive and experience it, how we think and feel about it, and how we act. From the cave paintings of Chauvet to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty earthwork and James Balog’s photos and videos, from Pliny’s natural history to Jane Hirshfield’s and Gary Snyder’s poems, from Thoreau’s experiment in mindful living to the Futurefarmers art collective and permaculture design, we have poured into the arts our deepest desires and imaginings, our memories and understandings, our fears and hopes, and much of what we have learned about our planet.

And now? What have the arts to offer us as we face our planet's uncertain and troubled future? How can occupying the spaces between the arts and the sciences help us see, feel, think, and move forward?

Featuring panelists:

Erika Osborne, Department of Art and Art History, CSU
Sue Ellen Campbell, Department of English, CSU
Kurt Fausch, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, CSU
Elizabeth Hobbs, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, CSU

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development

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Organic Agriculture: A Complement or Competitor to conventional methods for sustainably feeding the world?

November 12, 2014 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

The rise in popularity of organic food and products has sparked a debate in the world of agriculture. Some believe that with rising populations the only possible way to feed the world is through conventional agricultural techniques. Others believe that organic agriculture will be able to produce enough food for everyone. Will one method allow us to feed the world more responsibly than the other? Can the two methods be combined? Our panel of experts will discuss these questions and more!

Featuring panelists:

Meagan Schipanski, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU
Jessica Davis, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU
Gregory Graff, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, CSU
Garry Auld, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, CSU

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development

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A Wicked Problem: Challenges of the Water and Climate Nexus for a Sustainable Future

October 15, 2014 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

In a time of great uncertainty surrounding clean, available freshwater resources for a growing population and a fragile ecosystem, how do we achieve a sustainable path forward when considering the potential impacts of climate change at a global scale? What are our challenges, successes, and prospects to work together to address these issues with no easy answers?

Panelists will discuss how a changing climate can influence the availability and quality of our planet’s finite water resources – for humans, the natural and built environments, and for growing our food, fiber and fuel. With an anticipated increase of pressure on our global water resources, there is little doubt that future generations will face similar and even more complex issues concerning climate change and its impacts on water unless we respond to today’s issues in a sustainable manner. To build on this continuing conversation, the panel will put forward the key questions and potential solutions for consideration, discussion, and action.

Featuring panelists:

Ellen Wohl, Department of Geosciences, CSU
Reagan Waskom, Colorado Water Institute, CSU
Kelly Elder, United States Forest Service
Brad Udall, Colorado Water Institute, CSU

Moderator:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & Associate Director for Research and Development, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

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Bridging the gap between science and policy: The scientist's responsibility in a changing world

September 24, 2014 | 5pm-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

In the modern environmental world a gap has grown between science and policy. With new discoveries and growing environmental scientific concerns around the world why haven’t policies changed as well?  The science is there but the policy is not. Our panel of experts will discuss what role scientists need to play in this changing world in order to bridge the gap between science and policy.

Featuring panelists:

Peter Backlund, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU
Barry Noon, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, CSU
Emily Fischer, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, CSU
Sandra Davis, Department of Political Science, CSU

Moderator:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & Associate Director for Research and Development, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

 

 

 

 

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Future Earth: An International Research Initiative for Global Sustainability

April 30, 2014, 5:00-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason St.

Future Earth is the global research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. Bringing together existing programs on global environmental change, Future Earth will be an international research and engagement facility to coordinate trans-disciplinary approaches for research enabling solution related to three themes: Dynamic Planet, Global Development, and Transformations towards Sustainability. It will also be a platform for international engagement to ensure that knowledge is generated in partnership with society and users of science. It is open to researchers of all disciplines, natural and social, as well as engineering, the humanities and law. Colorado State University and University of Colorado are co-leads of the USA effort to implement the Future Earth agenda, and have partnered with Sweden, Japan, Canada, and France to jointly operate the international secretariat for Future Earth. Join four CSU panelists from different disciplines as they discuss the implications and opportunities of Future Earth and the many exciting research possibilities if we are successful.

Featuring panelists:

Dennis Ojima, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability; Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory; and North Central Climate Science Center, CSU
Diana Wall, School of Global Environmental Sustainability and Department of Biology, CSU
Kathleen Galvin, Department of Anthropology, CSU
Chuluun Togtokh, SoGES Visiting Fellow; and Science Advisor to the Ministry of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development

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Food Security in a Warming World: Climate Smart Agriculture?

March 26, 2014, 5:00-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason St.

How will we feed a growing population in a warming world? By 2050, world population is expected to exceed 9 billion. Already today nearly 1 billion people are food insecure. Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns are expected to have negative impacts on agriculture in the coming decades. How will farmers, and especially poor farmers in developing countries, be affected and how can they adapt? What sort of "climate-smart" approaches to agriculture will allow us to meet this challenge?

Featuring panelists:

Nolan Doesken, Colorado State Climatologist, Colorado Climate Center, Department of Atmospheric Science, CSU
Raj Khosla, Professor of Precision Agriculture, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU
Kevin Henry, Visiting Fellow, School of Global Environmental Sustainability, CSU and Project Coordinator, CARE
Jessica Davis, Professor and Extension Soil Specialist, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development

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Putting a Price Tag On Nature: The Economics of Ecosystems

February 26, 2014, 5:00-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason St.

Topics in Sustainability - Partnered panel with The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise (CASE)

Our natural world provides services that form the cornerstone of our everyday lives. Ecosystems control wind, purify water, produce air, store carbon, and enrich the soil where we grow food and much, much more. So what is the price tag on these natural services that happen 'for free'?  This panel of experts will deconstruct the value of nature, as well as explain the why and how, we place monetary value on the benefits of those systems. The meaning of 'ecosystem services' will be discussed and why we must pay attention to them. In addition, learn about the value and the opportunities that lie ahead in ‘ecosystem markets’.

Featuring panelists:

Andrew Seidl, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, CSU
Thomas Dean, Department of Management, CSU
Joshua Goldstein, The Nature Conservancy
Mary Stromberger, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development

November Managing the Planet panelWatch the video here.

Forests, Gender, & Vulnerable Populations: Setting the Pathway for a Global Climate Agreement

January 29, 2014, 5:00-6:30pm | Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason St.

What is being done at a global scale to address climate change? And how are key topics of gender, communication, forests, and vulnerable populations fitting in to the climate change discussion? Join us as a group of expert CSU panelists discuss the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Warsaw, and its goal of a universal climate agreement by 2015. Key focal areas of the Warsaw conference included efforts to cut emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries and protection for poor nations most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. While progress was made at the conference, it was also met with criticism that it is too little, too late. Panelists will discuss progress of a global climate agreement and the many related topics that must be addressed.

Featuring panelists:

Ashley Anderson, Department of Journalism & Technical Communication
Gillian Bowser, Department of Ethnic Studies & Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Cameron Ghalambor, Department of Biology
Richard Conant, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability & Natural Resource Ecology Lab

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development.

 

November Managing the Planet panelWatch the video here.

Planetary Restoration: Is there a roadmap for restoring sustainable ecosystems?

November 6, 2013 | Avogadro's Number

Throughout human history, societies have realized that they are critically dependent on the natural world. However, only recently have increasing population and human activities forced society and science to investigate and document the dramatic changes to the environment sustainability incurred by its use of ecosystems. As the impact of human activities has become clear, scientists have developed new technologies and fields of study aimed at relieving or reducing these disturbances. Ecosystems such as streams, rivers, inland and coastal wetlands, grasslands, and forests provide numerous services that fundamentally support human health and well-being. This panel will explore innovative science-based strategies that are socially and culturally acceptable to create, manage, and restore these ecosystems, ensuring that society has access to all these ecosystem services.

Featuring panelists:

Mark Paschke, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, CSU
Chuck Rhoades, U.S. Forest Service
Michael Gooseff, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, CSU
Chris Fisher, Department of Anthropology, CSU

Moderated by:

John Calderazzo, Department of English Professor and SoGES Scholar

Watch the video here.

October MTP

Thriving beyond sustainability: How cities are taking planning, green building, and economic development to the next level

October 9, 2013 | Avogadro's Number

In the face of biodiversity loss, increasing population, and climate change, cities worldwide must cope with an increased need for sustainable urban planning. This panel will discuss the triple bottom line and the built environment, and what's next for sustainability and green building in communities from local to global. Our panel of experts will examine what we are doing to take communities - Fort Collins, in Northern Colorado, and worldwide - beyond sustainable and how community members can be engaged in the process.

Featuring panelists:

Brian Dunbar, Institute for the Built Environment
Bruce Hendee, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Fort Collins
Liba Goldstein, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Jane Choi, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research & Development

Watch the video here.

September MTP

What have we learned from climate change science? What the latest data mean for our water, mountains, food and species

September 25, 2013 | Avogadro's Number

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release the first portion of its assessment report this month, in September 2013, providing the most updated information on climate change. Our panel of leading CSU experts will discuss the latest climate change science as it relates to water, ecosystems, mountains, food, species and atmosphere.

Featuring panelists:

LeRoy Poff, Department of Biology
Jill Baron, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory & United States Geological Survey
Scott Denning, Department of Atmospheric Science
Troy Ocheltree, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research & Development

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Welcome to the Future: Is the 2012 Fire Season Indicative of What Lies Ahead?

April 10, 2013 | Avogadro's Number

Featuring panelists:

Barry Noon, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Mark Fiege, Department of History
Sarah Reed, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Monique Rocca, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research & Development

Watch the video here.

Understanding Climate Change and its National and Regional Impacts: The 2013 National Climate Assessment

March 13, 2013 | Avogadro's Number

Featuring panelists:

Dennis Ojima, Ecosystem Science & Sustainability/Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Shannon McNeeley, North Central Climate Science Center
Kathleen Sherman, Anthropology
Jill Baron, U.S. Geological Survey/Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Tom Brown, United States Forest Service

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research & Development

Watch the video here.

Melting Down at the Poles: What are the Differences?

February 13, 2013 | Avogadro's Number

Join us for an exciting discussion by leading polar scientists on the rapid changes affecting the poles, their biodiversity, and us.

Featuring panelists:

Diana Wall, School of Global Environmental Sustainability
David Thompson, Department of Atmospheric Science
John Moore, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Shane Kanatous, Department of Biology

Moderated by:

Gene Kelly, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & SoGES Associate Director for Research & Development

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The Biochar Solution: Facts vs Fiction

November 14, 2012 | Avogadro's Number

Featuring panelists:

Francesca Cotrufo, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Morgan DeFoort, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Neil Hansen, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
John Loomis, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

 

October 10, 2012: Political Polarization & Our Environmental Future

Featuring panelists:

Mark Fiege, Department of History
Tom Plant, Center for the New Energy Economy
Sandra Davis, Department of Political Science
Tony Cheng, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship

September 12, 2012: After Rio+20 - Moving Forward

Featuring panelists:

Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science
Gillian Bowser, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Kevin Henry, CARE France
Kelly Ramirez, Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative

 


 


February 15, 2012: The Next Silent Spring: What is Happening to our Planet's Biodiversity?

Featuring panelists:

  • Pete Taylor, Department of Sociology
  • Rachel Mueller, Department of Biology
  • Steve Leisz, Department of Anthropology
  • Barry Noon, Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology

November 9, 2011: The Clean Energy Conundrum: Potential Pitfalls in Colorado's Future Direction with Energy Development and Use

Featuring panelists:

  • Former Governor Bill Ritter, Center for the New Energy Economy
  • Dr. Ken Carlson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Dr. Thomas Borch, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Dr. Mark Paschke, Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship
  • Moderated by Dr. Eugene Kelly, Chair, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

October 12, 2011: We Broke It, We Can Fix It: Modifying Human Behavior to Achieve Sustainability

Featuring panelists:

  • Philip Cafaro, Department of Philosophy
  • Loren Cordain, Department of Health and Exercise Science
  • Carol Dollard, Colorado State University Facilities
  • Lucinda Smith, City of Fort Collins Sr. Environmental Planner

September 14, 2011: Rio+20: The Long Journey to Sustainable Development

Featuring panelists:

  • Dennis Ojima, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
  • Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science
  • Julia Klein, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
  • Carl Hammerdorfer, Global Social Enterprise MBA Program

April 20, 2011: From Conflict to Peace Building: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

Featuring panelists:

  • Stephen Davies, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Raj Khosla, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Dave Swift, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
  • Bill Timpson, School of Education
  • Ellen Wohl, Department of Geosciences

February 16, 2011: Climate Change and Disease: Will a Warming World Mean a Sicker World?

Featuring panelists:

  • Mike Antolin, Department of Biology
  • Brian Foy, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
  • Kate Huyvaert, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
  • William Jacobi, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management

November 17, 2010: Extreme Events: What does it Mean for Us?

Featuring panelists:

  • Brian Bledsoe, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Cameron Ghalambor, Department of Biology
  • Leroy Poff, Department of Biology
  • Craig Trumbo, Department of Journalism and Technical Communication
  • Sammy Zahran, Department of Sociology

October 20, 2010: Notes from the Underground: Solutions to Greeen House Gas Mitigation are in our Soil

Featuring panelists:

  • Jay Ham, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Neil Hansen, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Bill Parton, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
  • Keith Paustian, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

September 15, 2010: Biodiversity and Us Under Threat

Featuring panelists:

  • Chris Funk, Department of Biology
  • Liba Pejchar Goldstein, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Robin Reid, Warner College of Natural Resources
  • Dave Theobald, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

April 28, 2010: Global Food Security:  What is it? and How does it Affect Me?

Featuring panelists:

  • Dan Bush, Department of Biology
  • Jan Leach, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
  • Doug Murray, Department of Sociology
  • Henry Thompson, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture