SNR Seminar Series aims to build interest, literacy on range of natural resource topics

SNR Fall 2018 Seminar schedule
SNR Fall 2018 Seminar schedule

The 2018 Fall Seminar Series at the School of Natural Resources began with a presentation on population modeling of white perch at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Hardin Hall on Nebraska East Campus at the corner of 33rd and Holdrege streets, Lincoln.

Dr. Richard Rebarber, professor of mathematics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, delivered the presentation on population dynamics and mathematical ecology. Rebarber earned his doctorate in mathematics in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and spent the first 20 years of his career in Nebraska working on Control Theory. More recently his work has shifted to working with biologists on population dynamics.

The seminar series continues on select Wednesdays through Dec. 5 in Hardin Hall Auditorium, room 107. The fall schedule is:

  • Oct. 3: “Population modeling of white perch,” Dr. Richard Rebarber, professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Oct. 24: “Applied ecology and management around waterfowl management in Nebraska,” Dr. Todd Arnold, professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota
  • Oct. 31: “Methods for identifying abrupt changes in ecological systems and populations,” Dr. Hao Ye, quantitative ecologist and postdoctoral research associate, University of Florida
  • Nov. 14: “High-resolution spatial and temporal monitoring of agricultural ecosystems using remote sensing,” Dr. Rasmus Houborg, senior scientist, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University
  • Nov. 28: “Des Moines Water Works lawsuit — nitrate and agriculture fields,” Dr. Peter Levi, assistant professor, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Drake University
  • Dec. 5: “Student learning in the context of ecology and evolution
    college courses,” Dr. Lisa Corwin, assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Colorado of University Boulder

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