Yale F&ES Doctoral Conference

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Yale F&ES 29th Annual Doctoral Student Research Conference

Join us October 19 from 8:30am to 5:30pm in Burke Auditorium to hear F&ES PhD students present their research. We'll be showcasing research ranging from the Mekong to the Congo, spanning time from the Cretaceous to forecasts of the future, and covering topics from human health to global institutions. Come enjoy the diversity of research happening at F&ES!

The day will be capped by a keynote talk at 4:30pm from Dr. Richard Reading, an F&ES alumnus (Ph.D. '93), director of Conservation Biology at the Denver Zoological Foundation and Professor at the University of Denver. His research and conservation work has brought him all around the world developing interdisciplinary approaches to conservation. After the talk, please join us for a reception on the third floor of Kroon Hall.

Contact conference organizers Colin Donihue (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and Meredith Atwood (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for more information.

 

Conference Schedule

October 19, 2012

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

 

 Welcome and Opening Remarks


8:45     Breakfast

9:15   Opening remarks by David Skelly, Professor of Ecology; Associate Dean for Research; Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Director of Doctoral Studies

 

Session One


 

 9:30     Mary Rogalski: Aquatic community responses to historic heavy metal and nutrient pollution, Major advisor: Dr. David Skelly

 

9:45     Kris Covey: Elevated methane concentrations in living trees in an upland forest, Marjor advisor: Dr. Chad Oliver

 

10:00     Martin Bouda: Representing root system architecture in Dynamic Vegetation Models: Results of a combined model of root system growth and soil water uptake, Major advisor: Dr. James Saiers

 

10:15     Session Wrap-Up (all speakers return to the stage for discussion)

10:30     COFFEE BREAK

  

Session Two


10:45     Chris Hebdon: The politics of energy transitions, Major advisors: Drs. K. Sivaramakrishnan and Michael Dove

 

11:00     Jasmine Hyman: Greening the Bottom Billion: Access, Distribution, and Perceptions of Carbon Finance from the Peasant to the Banker, Major advisor: Dr. Robert Bailis

 

11:15     Matto Mildenberger: The politics of strategic accommodation: Explaining business support for US climate policy, Major advisor: Dr. Benjamin Cashore

 

11:30     Noel Aloysius:  Assessing the impacts of climate change on the water resources of the Congo River basin, Major advisor: Dr. James Saiers

 

11:45     Session Wrap-Up (all speakers return to the stage for discussion)

12:00     LUNCH

 

Session Three


1:20     Laura Bakkensen: The Economics of Tropical Cyclones: Evidence of the Determinants of Damages and Fatalities, Major advisor: Dr. Robert Mendelsohn

 

1:35     Laura Bozzi: We don't protect mountains: An environmental studies analysis of mountaintop removal mining, Major advisor: Dr. Benjamin Cashore

 

1:50     Coco Liu: Wildfire Smoke and Human Health: A Literature Review, Major advisor: Dr. Michelle Bell

 

2:05     Ranran Wang: Life cycle impact assessment of green and gray stormwater infrastructures, Major advisor: Dr. Julie Zimmerman

 

2:20     Session Wrap-Up (all speakers return to the stage for discussion)

2:35     COFFEE BREAK

 

Session Four


2:50     Lauren Baker: Just Concessions?: Indigenous Rights and Identity Politics in the Peruvian Amazon Related to Oil Concessions, Major advisors: Drs. Robert Bailis and Michael Dove

 

3:05    Jeff Stoike: Cultivating Conservation- Political Ecology of the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest, Major advisors: Drs. Michael Dove and Mark Ashton

 

3:20     Jeff Chow: Local Direct Use Benefits of Mangrove Afforestation in Coastal Bangladesh, Major advisor: Dr. Robert Mendelsohn

 

3:35     Gabriel Grant: Authentic Sustainability – Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Pathways in Conversations Toward a Better World, Major advisor: Dr. Marian Chertow

3:50     Session Wrap-Up (all speakers return to the stage for discussion)

4:05     BREAK

 

Keynote Presentation:
"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Protected Areas Management: A Case Study from Mongolia"


4:15     Announcements and Introductions

4:30     Dr. Richard Reading (Ph.D. ’93), Director of Conservation Biology at the Denver Zoological Foundation, Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and an Adjoint Senior Research Professor at the University of Colorado - Denver

Dr. Richard Reading

5:30     Reception 

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