NAS Seminar on Friday, Feb. 5 (Marinette PFAS findings)

This Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at 3 p.m., Scott Potter (Ph. D, PE), chief hydrologist at Arcadis corporation will review the investigation of PFAS contamination in the Marinette, Wis. area through Fall 2020, presenting the groundwater, surface water, and soil chemistry. He will then discuss the proposed remediation activities, pending DNR approval, for groundwater and soil. The virtual talk will be shared via Collaborate Ultra.

NAS seminar is ‘Soil Ecology in a Changing World’ Friday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m.

The next NAS Seminar featured Prof. Bruce Snyder or Georgia College and State University, presenting Soil Ecology in a Changing World, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at 3 p.m. via Collaborate Ultra.

Soil serves as the foundation for terrestrial life. But beyond its physical support role, it also serves to support tremendous biodiversity and plays a key role in ecosystem functioning. Soils also support critical ecosystem services. Despite soil’s importance, soil ecosystems are understudied and much soil biodiversity remains to be discovered and described. Our limited understanding of soil biodiversity in part hampers our understanding of soil functioning, but soil on its own is a difficult medium in which to conduct ecological studies. Our lack of understanding of soil ecology is especially problematic in the rapidly changing world that we find ourselves living in, where we are faced with multiple, simultaneous challenges. Climate change, anthropogenic pollution, and invasive species are a few of these challenges. Each aspect of global change has unique – and potentially interacting – impacts that can affect soil ecology across multiple scales of the biological hierarchy. It is hard to overstate how crucial soils are to our life on this planet, and how critical it is that we develop an understanding of how global change and soil ecology affect each other.

Next NAS Seminar is on March 6

There will be a NAS Seminar on the ecology and conservation of mammals in Costa Rica’s Caribbean rainforests on Friday, March 6 in the Environmental Sciences Building, Room 301. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m., and the talk will begin at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Natural and Applied Sciences Seminar speaker Prof. Andrea Romero from UW-Whitewater will discuss her research on how the human activities of isolating and degrading forests affect mammal communities in Costa Rica’s Caribbean lowlands, and whether these ecosystems are recovering. Prior to the seminar, Romero will also be speaking about bias and inclusivity in the sciences at 2 p.m. in ES 301.

Save the date: final NAS Seminar is Friday, Dec. 7

Chris Houghton, a research scientist at UW-Green Bay, will give the last NAS seminar this semester on Friday, Dec. 12, 2018. His topic is “A hitchhiker’s guide to Lake Michigan Fish Habitats” (or “The importance of when and where to fishes of Lake Michigan.”) The reception will begin at 2:40 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:10 p.m. in ES 301. The seminar is free and open to the public.

NAS Seminar set for Friday, Nov. 9

Christine Anhalt-Depies, from the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison, will give the next NAS Seminar on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Her topic is “Citizen science: A case of collaboration with the public for wildlife monitoring.” The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.

Next NAS Seminar to take place on Friday, Oct. 26

Lukas Bell-Dereske, of Michigan State University, will give the next NAS Seminar on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 with his topic “The Role of Microbes in Switchgrass Productivity.” The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.

NAS Seminar series continues on Friday, Oct. 12

Francisco Arriaga, assistant professor of soil science at UW-Madison, will continue the NAS seminar series on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 with the topic “Soil management in agroecosystems: The picture is not always clear.” The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.

Reminder: NAS Seminar Series is this Friday (Sept. 28)

Sidney Hemming, professor and chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, continues the NAS Seminar series on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The topic will be “Toward a 5-Million-Year Record of the Greater Agulhas Current System.” The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.

Next NAS Friday Seminar set for Friday, Sept. 28

Sidney Hemming, professor and chair of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, continues the NAS Seminar series on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. The topic will be “Toward a 5-Million-Year Record of the Greater Agulhas Current System.” The seminars are free and open to the public. See the full seminar schedule.

NAS Friday Seminars continue this week

Sarah Mittelfehldt, an assistant professor in Northern Michigan University’s department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, kicks-off this year’s NAS Seminar series on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Her topic is “Renewable Power & Environmental Politics Since the 1970s.” The seminar reception is at 3 p.m. in Environmental Sciences (ES) 317, Green Bay Campus. The seminar follows at 3:30 p.m. in ES 301. They are free and open to the public. The next seminar is on Sept. 28, 2018. See the full schedule.