Yale F&ES Doctoral Conference

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26th Annual Doctoral Conference


February 19th, 2010

Burke Auditorium

Kroon Hall

195 Prospect St.


8:30 - 9:00 am        Breakfast/Sign-in for presenters
9:15 - 9:30 am        Welcome (Prof. David Skelly) and Introduction

Science of Carbon
9: 30 - 9:45 am       Gabriela Doria: Declining atmospheric CO2 during the late Middle Eocene Climatic Transition  (adviser: Sir Peter Crane)
9:45 - 10:00 am      Xin Zhang: Characterizing CO2, CH4, and N20 fluxes in a landscape dominated by soybean and corn (adviser: Prof. Xuhui Lee )
10:00 - 10:15 am    Yong Zhao: High frequency monitoring of DIC, DCOM, PCO2, O2, and Chi_a exchange between a salt marsh and Long Island Sound (adviser: Prof. Peter Raymond)
10:15 - 10:30 am    Ashley Keiser: One of these things is not like the other: Examining functional equivalence across soil microbial communities (adviser: Prof. Mark Bradford)

10:30 - 10:45 am     Coffee Break

Society and Institutions
10:45 - 11:00 am     BinBin Jiang: Utilizing the concept of urban metabolism to understand communities (adviser: Profs. .Marian Chertow, Alex Felson, Karen Seto)
11:00 - 11:15 am     Lauren  Baker: Indigenous tensions with oil exploration in the Peruvian Amazon (adviser: Profs. Michael Dove, Robert Bailis)
11:15- 11:30 am      Angel Hsu: Using remote sensing to inform environmental decision-making (adviser: Prof. Dan Esty)
11:30 - 11:45 am     Catherine Piccard: Conserving Tanzania's wildlife: What is the policy problem? (adviser: Profs. William Burch, Susan Clark)
11:45 - 12:00 pm     Sara Smiley Smith: Harnessing decision making to improve institutional sustainability: Examining change in university settings (adviser: Profs. John Wargo, Julie Newman, Garry Brewer)

12:00 - 1:15 pm     Lunch

Materials and Resources
1:15 - 1:30 pm        Jason Rauch: The human impact on global metal cycles (adviser: Prof. Thomas Graedel)
1:30 - 1:45 pm        Keita Ebisu:  The association between developed land use and infants' wheeze (adviser: Dr. Michelle Bell)
1:30 - 1:45 pm        Jooyoung Park: Wastes as resources: the management of and cooperation for coal combustion by-products utilization (adviser: Prof. Marian Chertow)
2:00 - 2:15 pm        Luisa Cortesi: Drinking water in floods: an anthropological perspective in rural Bihar, India (adviser: Profs. M.Dove, K.Shivaramakrishnan)

2:15 - 2:30 pm    Coffee Break

Human-Ecological Systems
2:30 - 2:45 pm       Mary Rogalski: Contributing to the next generation of biological indicators (adviser: Prof. David Skelly )
2:45 - 3:00 pm       Adrian Cerezo: The relation between extreme individual carbon footprints and early childhood development quality (adviser: Prof. Stephen Kellertl)
3:00 - 3:15 pm       Steve Brady: The influence of roads on wetland amphibians  (adviser: Prof. David Skelly)
3:15 - 3:30 pm       Alvaro Redondo Brenes: Effects of land-use change on bird species conservation in a biological corridor, Costa Rica (adviser: Profs. Florencia Montagnini, Chad Oliver )
3:30 - 3:45 pm       Elaine Hooper: Effect of forest fragmentation on forest regeneration in the Brazilian Amazon (adviser: Profs. Thomas Graedel, Pierre Legendre)
4:00 - 5:00 pm       Keynote speaker: Prof. Nalini Nadkarni
5:00 - 6:00 pm       Reception (Knobloch Center) and TGIF    

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