Weston Roundtable Archives

Fall 2015

September 10
Wildlife Conservation in Chile: A Multidisciplinary Approach
CRISTIáN BONACIC, Professor, Dept. of Ecosystems and the Environment, School of Agriculture and Forestry, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago

September 17
Soil Carbon In The Central Sands Of Wisconsin
ALFRED HARTEMINK, Professor and Chair, Department of Soil Science, UW–Madison

September 24
Property for the 21st Century: What Form for Urban and Environmental Management?
HARVEY JACOBS, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning & Environment and Resources Program, UW-Madison

October 01
Our Urban Nature
JASON VARGO, Assistant Scientist, SAGE and the Global Health Institute, UW-Madison

October 08
A Better Understanding of Climate Through Studies of Ice Clouds
DAN CZICZO, Victor P. Starr Career Development, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

October 15
Managing the Risk from Sea Level Rise: Uncertain Forecasts, Unreliable Policies
MICHAEL OPPENHEIMER, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Geosciences, Princeton University

October 22
Health ­­– the Silver Lining of Climate Change Policy
JONATHAN PATZ, Professor, SAGE and John P Holton Chair in Health and the Environment; Director, Global Health Institute, UW-Madison

October 29
Solar Power's Prospects and Pitfalls
PHILIP WARBURG, Past President, Conservation Law Foundation

November 05
Regional and Local Climate Change Impacts
KATHARINE HAYHOE, Associate Professor, Public Administration Program, Department of Political Science Director, Climate Science Center Texas Tech University

November 19
Improving Development Outcomes in Africa by Using Spatial Thinking, Planning and Economics
JAMES DOBBIN, President and CEO Dobbin International, Inc.

Spring 2016

January 28
Embedding Human Behavior in Natural Systems Models: From Myth to Reality?
ANDREA CASTELLETTI, Associate Professor, Natural Resources Management Politecnico di Milano, Italy & Institute of Environmental Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland

February 04
Evolution and Sustainability of the U.S. Dairy Industry
MARK STEPHENSON, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis UW-Madison

February 11
Managing the Financial Risks of Water Scarcity
GREG CHARACKLIS, Professor, Dept of Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Director, Center for Watershed Science and Management, Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

February 18
Coffee, Frogs and Workers: Biodiversity in the Indian Anthropocene
PAUL ROBBINS, Professor and Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW–Madison

February 25
The Wilderness Idea In The Age Of The Anthropocene: Relevance And Issues
BRENT MARTIN, Director, Southern Appalachian Region, The Wilderness Society

March 03
Understanding Co-Production in Natural Resource Management
LINDA PROKOPY, Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University Agriculture

March 10
Measuring Carbon Storage and Dynamics in Rangeland Plant Communities The Importance of On-Ground Measurements and Potential Role of Aerial Multi-Spectral imagery
STEVE APFELBAUM, Chairman and Principal Ecologist, Applied Ecological Services

March 17
The Middle Way: Metropolitan Foodsheds, Regional Economy and Resilience
MICHELLE MILLER, Associate Director of Programs, UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

March 31
Recent Advances at the Intersection of Paleoecology and Global Change Ecology
JACK WILLIAMS, Professor, Department of Geography; Director, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 07
Conservation, Private Land Management, and Ecosystem Services Along Urban to Rural Gradients
ANNE SHORT GIANOTTI, Assistant Professor Dept. of Earth and Environment Boston University

April 14
Can Engineering Be Sustainable?
GIRI VENKATARAMANAN, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UW–Madison

April 21
Vulnerability of Groundwater Resources in Bangladesh: The Interplay Between Dense Populations, Geologic Complexity, and Large-Scale Arsenic Contamination
HOLLY MICHAEL, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences and School of Marine Science and Policy, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment University of Delaware

April 28
Flatness, Farming and Flooding – Linking Land Use and Hydrology in the South American Plains
ESTEBAN JOBBáGY, Grupo de Estudios Ambientales, Universidad Nacional de San Luis and CONICET, Argentina

May 05
Sustainable Urban Design: A (Draft) Framework
NICO LARCO, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Oregon