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The Past, Present and Future of Coral Reefs

Monday, February 24, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Katie Cramer

  • Assistant Research Professor, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Coral reefs provide vital ecosystem services to humanity but are imperiled globally due to local and global human disturbances. Despite broad scientific consensus on the anthropogenic activities responsible for the coral reef crisis, this knowledge has not been effectively translated into policy and management actions to reverse reef declines.

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The Policy Systems Approach to Agriculturally Led Development

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Networking and lunch
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.: Lecture

James F. Oehmke

  • Senior Food Security and Nutrition Policy Adviser, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University

The people we want most to help in development—the poor, the hungry, the thirsty, the vulnerable, the 16-year-old mother of two working a meager 2 acres of land—are marginalized economically, socially, and especially in policy processes. If we could unlock the gates to policy and socio-economic processes, if we could...

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Social Design and Sustainability

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Cheryl Heller

  • Director of Design Integration and Professor of Practice in Innovation Design, ASU

Cheryl Heller is a designer, writer, business strategist, educator, and builder who has taught creativity to leaders and organizations around the world. Heller is president of the Measured Lab, which she founded to investigate the contribution design makes to human health, as well as founder of the design...

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Culture, Carbon, and Climate Change: A Social Class Analysis

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Jean Boucher

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, ASU

Jean Léon Boucher is an environmental sociologist and part-time activist. His research has covered issues from climate change belief and consumption lifestyles, to policies related to carbon accounting and taxation, environmental justice, the diffusion of clean-energy technologies, and community-based engineering.

In this presentation, Boucher will review his study of the relationship...

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Global Drylands Center Seminar: Scale-Dependency and Multi-Scale Effects of Biodiversity Along a Climatic Gradient in a Heterogenous Landscape

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Yaron Ziv

  • Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Biodiversity patterns are shaped by processes that operate and interact over several spatial and temporal scales. Consequently, studying scale dependency and multi-scale effects is crucial for understanding abundance distribution, species richness and community composition in heterogeneous landscapes. We studied the distribution of plants (both annuals and perennials), beetles, spiders...

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CAP LTER Seminar: For the Birds!

Thursday, March 5, 2020
4:00 -5:00 p.m.

Emily Webb

  • PhD Candidate, School of Life Sciences

Jeff Brown

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-term Ecological Research

The Central-Arizona Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Seminar Series aims to provide an opportunity for individuals interested in social-ecological systems and urban ecology to engage in the CAP LTER community and share ideas.

  • Emily Webb will present "Collaboration with Community Scientists and Museums: Using Window-strike Birds to Collect Ecophysiology...

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Fostering a Local Regenerative Food Movement

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Edmund Williams

  • President, Lehr Innovations, LLC

Edmund Williams is a civil engineer who aims to change the way we produce food through ecosystem engineering. He was an inaugural fellow of the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience Fellowship and inventor of the LEHR Garden.

Functional ecosystems serve to remediate many environmental problems, and regenerative...

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Global Drylands Center Seminar: Control of Ecosystem Processes by Soil Microbial Communities

Friday, March 20, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Francisco I. Pugnaire

  • Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Almería, Spain

Soil biodiversity modulates fundamental ecosystem services and processes such as nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, or biological invasions although its contribution to such processes is not fully understood. We know that soil organisms affect plants through processes that cascade along the whole system and that aboveground processes influencing...

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Frasier Global Mentorship Program Presentations

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

In fall 2019, The Frasier Global Mentorship Program supported seven School of Sustainability majors paired with professional mentors from Johnson & Johnson, Intel, Aramark, and Freeport McMoRan. Students engaged in virtual mentoring experiences throughout the semester, culminating in individual site visits to Los Angeles, UC Irvine, and Paris, France.

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Environmental Humanities Initiative Distinguished Lecture: From Garden Warriors to Gastrodiplomacy: Farmers, Chefs and Water Protectors Working toward Food Sovereignty

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Hoover

  • Associate Professor of American Studies, Brown University

Elizabeth Hoover is Associate Professor of American Studies at Brown University where she also serves as the Faculty Chair of Brown’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative steering committee.

Her first book, “The River is In Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community,” is an ethnographic exploration of Akwesasne Mohawks’ response...

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Arctic Science Summer Week 2020

March 27 - 2 April, 2020

In 1999, the International Arctic Science Committee initiated the Arctic Science Summit Week to provide opportunities for coordination, cooperation and collaboration between the various scientific organizations involved in Arctic research. The summit has evolved into the most important annual gathering of the Arctic research organization. The Summit will be hosted...

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The Sustainability Opportunity

Thursday-Saturday, April 2-4, 2020

Shirley-Ann Augustin-Behravesh

  • Lecturer, School of Sustainability
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Bruno Sarda

  • President, CDP, North America
  • President of Practice, School of Sustainability, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Alycia de Mesa

  • Instructor, Communications and Storytelling, School of Sustainability, ASU

George Basile

  • Professor of Practice, School of Sustainability, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Kevin Dooley

  • Chief Research Scientist, The Sustainability Consortium
  • Professor, Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU

Earn a certificate in sustainability strategy from the W. P. Carey School of Business and School of Sustainability over three days at the Arizona State University, Tempe campus. Join this accelerated program cohort and connect with a network of sustainability professionals. Sessions focus on organizational opportunities that accompany sustainability challenges...

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