Yale F&ES Doctoral Conference

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28th Annual Doctoral Conference

Conference Schedule

October 7, 2011

Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium
195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks


08:30     09:00     Breakfast, remarks by David Skelly

          

Social Ecology of Conservation and Development


09:00     09:15     Dana Graef: "Green Sovereignties: Environmentalism in Costa Rica and Cuba"

09:15     09:30     Sarah Osterhoudt: "Cultivating Meanings: Biological and Social Dimensions of Agroforestry Systems in Madagascar"

09:30     09:45     Jennifer Baka: "Biofuels and Wastelands: Energy Policy, Land Markets and Social Inequality in South India"

 

Air Pollution and Environmental Health


09:45     10:00     Keita Ebisu: "Birth Weight and Fine Particulate Matter"

10:00     10:15     Mercedes Bravo: "Characterizing Population-level Air Pollution Exposure and Estimating Health Outcomes"
 

10:15     11:00     COFFEE BREAK   

 

Environmental Economics


11:00     11:15     Laura Bakkensen: "The Economics Of Tropical Cyclones Under Climate Change"

11:15     11:30     David Keiser: "Measuring the Damages of Water Pollution in the U.S.: An Integrated Assessment Approach"

11:30     11:45     Jeffrey Chow: "Tropical Reforestation Dynamics in El Salvador"

 

Ecology, Ecosystems and Biodiversity I: Flora


11:45     12:00     Gabriela Doria: "Dead Plant Talking: On the origin of Neotropical rainforests and further back"

12:00     12:15     Ashley Keiser: "Implications of familiarity: Non-random tree species change, litter decomposition, and the soil microbial community"
 

12:15     02:00     LUNCH 

 

Environmental and Industrial Policy and Management


02:00     02:15     Xin Zhang: "A network Analysis of Clean Technology Cooperation Programs"

02:15     02:30     Jasmine Hyman: "Private Sector for Public Good? Shaping Climate Policy for Green Development"

02:30     02:45     Jooyung Park: "The Evolution of Materials from Waste into Resource: In the Case of Coal Combustion By-products (CCBs)"

 

Ecology, Ecosystems and Biodiversity II: Fauna


02:45     03:00     Kevin McLean: "Ecosystem effects of arboreal mammal communities: A 3D perspective of neotropical forest ecology"

03:00     03:15     Mary Rogalski: "Land Use effects on aquatic communities: A question of of spatial scale"
 

03:15     03:45     BREAK 

 

Keynote Presentation:
"Changes in Selective Pressure Across Lifetimes: Mediate Tradeoffs in Survival Strategies"


03:45     04:45     Dr. Tracy Langkilde,  Asst. Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University


05:00     06:00     Reception

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