Lecture Series

The Department of Geography Lecture Series features a variety of local, national and international speakers from across the full spectrum of the discipline. Lectures are Thursdays from noon-1pm in Saunders 443B, unless noted otherwise. All are welcome to attend.

For more information about the series please contact Mary Mostafanezhad.

Spring 2015

January 29

Owning the World of Ideas

Debora Halbert

Department of Political Science, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

February 5

On the ecological effects of harvesting non timber forest products by local communities: going beyond classical approach

Orou Gaoue

Department of Botany, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

February 19

The plant-soil-atmosphere system in a changing world - research highlights from work on vegetation fires, chronic nitrogen deposition and summer drought in Switzerland

Michael W.I. Schmidt

Department of Geography, Soil Science & Biogeochemistry, University of Zurich *Co-Sponsored with the Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Management*

Friday February 20, 12pm-1pm in Saunders 443

Landscape research in Slovenia

Mimi Urbanc

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

February 26

Title: TBA

Kamana Beamer

Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and the School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

March 5

Vog: Using Volcanic Eruptions to Estimate the Health Costs of Particulates and SO2

John Lynham

Department of Economics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

New Date TBA

Human Well-being in Natural Resource Management and Conservation: Status and Challenges

Supin Wongbusarakum

Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

April 9

Revolution in a Rice Field: The Radical Geography of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, 1975-1979

Jonathan Padwe

Department of Anthropology, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

April 16

Feeding the Dragon: China and Natural Resource Development in Oceania

Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka

Center for Pacific Islands Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa