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Ecological Science and Management
Agriculture Building 2013
Department #3354
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3114

SDepartment Seminars (Fall 2012)

September 7

Craig Cook, Stable Isotope Lab

Stable Isotopes Across Disciplines

September 14

W. Kennedy Gauger, Southwest Research Institute

Advancing One’s Career – OTJ Lessons Learned – Everything I Wished I Knew Before I Graduated

September 21

Thom Edgar, Civil & Arch Engineering

Slippen and Sliden – Introduction to Slope Stability Analysis

October 5

 Dr. Kedal Rijal, Head, Central Det. of Environ. Sci., Tribhuvan University, Nepal

The State of the Environment in Nepal:  Challenges and Opportunities

October 12

Scott Miller and  Steve Holbrook


Newly Funded Water Project

October 19

 Ryan Lance, Director, State Lands and Investment

 UW Researach on State Trust Lands

October 26

Jack Ward Thomas, Professor

University of Montana, Former Chief, US Forest Service under President Clinton

Forks in the Trail

November 2

Glenn Plumb, Chief Wildlife Biologist, NPS

21st Century Bison Conservation

November 9


Patricia Colberg, Civil and Arch Engineering

Dependency on the Microbial World

November 16


 Zach Liesenfeld

 Sagebrush re-establishment, MS Defense

November 23




November 30


Rajan Ghimire

PhD Student Research Presentation

December 7

Douglas Smith

PhD Student Research Presentation

Department Seminars (Spring 2012)

January 13 Dr. Kristi Hansen
Department of Agricultural Economics, UW
Water transfers and water market institutions in the Western United States
January 20 Dr. Dan Manier
Ecosystem Dynamics Branch, USGS Fort Collins Science Center
The distribution of invasive plants in southwestern Wyoming: Long transects and multivariate models
January 27 Dr. Jay Norton
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, UW
Conservation agriculture in Kenya and Uganda
February 3 Dr. Ye Zhang
Department of Geology & Geophysics, UW
Upscaling & complexity in subsurface modeling: Insights gained & on-going research
February 10 Dr. Thijs Kelleners
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, UW
Modeling soil-plant-atmosphere mass and energy exchange in rangeland and forest ecosystems
February 17 Dr. Jack Morgan
Rangeland Resources Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Fort Collins
Impacts of climate change and management implications for grasslands of the Western Great Plains
February 24 Dr. Cliff Riebe
Department of Geology & Geophysics, UW
Gauging the reproductive potential of salmon spawning substrates
March 2 Dr. Shannon Albeke
WyGISC and Department of Geography, UW
Spatial Information Management: Solving ecological problems with innovative approaches and tools
March 9 Dr. Axel Garcia y Garcia
Department of Plant Sciences, UW
Biophysical factors affecting irrigation scheduling: Potential for improving crop water productivity
March 16 Spring break
March 23 Kyle Lilly (MS Thesis Defense)
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, UW
Tracing coalbed natural gas water using stable isotopes
March 30 Beth Fitzpatrick (PhD Proposal)
Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, UW
How are distribution, functional connectivity, and habitat quality of Greater Sage-grouse influenced by oil and gas development? 
April 6 Easter break
April 13 Dr. Noah Fierer (PiE Student Speaker Series) University of Colorado-Boulder Exploring terra incognita: the biogeography of soil microorganisms
April 20 Dr. Steven Fassnacht
Watershed Science Program, Colorado State University
Using operational snow data at modeling scales: Field data to illustrate degrees of variability
April 27 Dr. Carl Legleiter
Department of Geography, UW
Remote measurement of river channel morphology

Departmental Seminars (Fall 2011)

2-Sep Larry Munn Glaciers and Soils of the Snowy Range, Wyoming
9-Sep Alex Latchininsky Peril in a Tropical Paradise: A pest invasion impacts biodiversity on a tiny NW Hawaiian island
16-Sep Matt Kauffman  Trophic mismatch? How migratory ungulates cope with changing phenology


Doni Schwalm

Factors influencing genetic structure and diversity in swift fox population


Ajaya Warrier

Arsenic removal from groundwater





Steve Williams

Mongolia’s conundrum:  conservation versus development and the role of research in resolution


Cam Aldridge

Sage-grouse conservation in a changing world: What does the future hold?


Tom Thurow

Soil and Water Conservation on the Steeplands of Southern Honduras: Effectiveness, Evolution and Legacy 14 Years After the USAID Program Ended


Bob Hall

Primary productivity on the Colorado River, Grand Canyon


Fred Ogden

Reforestation in Panama: Implications for Water Resources and Downstream Services

2-Dec Cally Driessen Properties of reclaimed soils and their response to a controlled livestock treatment

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