The YFF Leadership Seminar Series is a series of informal talks by individuals who work in some aspect of forestry or forest-related enterprise, on the scale from the local (indeed sometimes the molecular) to the global, who come from NGOs, industry, government, academia, or any other profession that touches on forests, trees and the history of their interaction with humans.
The talks take place during school semesters, on (with occasional exceptions) Thursdays at noon, in Marsh Rotunda, 360 Prospect St. We provide food and beverages. You bring your interest and questions.
Talks are open to all - students, staff, faculty and the general public. RSVPs are not required. However, latecomers may find the food is gone.
Click on names to see speaker bios.
January 16, 2014: W. Robert (Bob) Beer, Founding Partner Nowak-Beer Consulting: "Corporate Responsibility and the US Forest Products IndustryI"
January 23, 2014: Claire Rutledge, Ph.D., Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station: "Biosurveillance: Using a Native Wasp to Find the Emerald Ash Borer in Connecticut"
January 30, 2014: Roberto Silvio Waack, Founder and CEO of Amata Forest Company in Brazil: "Governance Fragility in the Brazilian Tropical Timber Market”
February 6, 2014: Eduardo Rojas, Assistant Director-General and Head of the Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation: "Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing Context"
February 13, 2014: Lincoln Bramwell, Chief Historian, U.S.D.A. Forest Service: “Residential Development and Wildfire on the Forest Edge”
February 20, 2014: Alan Organschi, Design Principal and Partner at Gray Organschi Architecture: "Timber City"
February 27: 2014: James S Peters, Ph.D.: "Materiality and Location: Forest Industry, Regions and Building Culture"
March 6, 2014: Kerry Cesaro '01 MEM, Managing Director, Forests, World Wildlife Fund - US: “Forests for a Living Planet: A 2020 Vision for Safeguarding the World’s Forests”
March 13 & 20: Spring Recess
March 27, 2014: Gwen Macdonald, Director of Habitat Restoration, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment:
April 3, 2014: Zachary Parisa MFS '09: Co-founder and President, SilviaTerra
April 10, 2014: Sarah Mittlefehldt Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies: The Path of Public-Private Partnership: The Appalachian Trail and American Environmental Politics
April: 17, 2014: Mary Ann Fajvan MFS '83, Ph.D.