School Seminar Series

Spring 2016 Seminar Series

This year the School for the Environment will be focusing its seminar series on Climate Resilience.  
We will host a guest speaker whose leadership in their field and their vision as environmental problem
solvers will engage and stimulate transdisciplinary research and education in the school and across the university. 

Guest Speaker Seminars will be from 2–3:15 p.m. in H-LL-3501.


Jan 27               Dr. Marta Marello, Boston University
                         "How to prepare the City of Boston for Climate Change and Sea Level Rise"​

Feb 3                Dr. Porter Hoagland, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
                         "Assessing measures of resilience ​in coastal communities"

Feb 10              Dr. Di Jin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
                         “Valuation of coastal amenities and flood risk” 

Feb 17              Graduate Students ONLY - Spring Colloquium planning

Feb 24              Dr. Marc Albert, National Park Service - Boston Harbor Islands
                         "Climate change impacts and risk assessment in the Boston Harbor Islands"​

March 2           Dr. Amanda Babson, National Park Service - Coastal Landscape Adaptation
                        "Boston Harbor Islands and Climate Change Resilience Planning"​

March 9           Dr. Robert Brock, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                         "The challenge of assessing marine protected areas in a changing climate"​

March 16         SPRING BREAK

March 23        Tentative - PhD Dissertation Defense (Hayley Schiebel)

April 6            Dr. Karen Ricciardi, School for the Environment at UMass Boston
                       "International Groundwater Issues: Climate Change and Water Scarcity"​

April 13         Graduate Students ONLY - Spring Colloquium planning

                        Keynote Address:  Bud Ris, Senior Climate Advisor to the Barr Foundation​

April 27           Dr. Bob Bowen, School for the Environment at UMass Boston and Dr. Tom Angus Mass DEP
                        "Climate change and human health"​

May 4             Dr. Paul Kirshen, School for the Environment at UMass Boston
                       "Adapting to urban coastal flooding under the deep uncertainty of climate change"​

May 11           Graduate Students ONLY - wrap up and coming year seminar planning