Weston Roundtable Archives

Fall 2018

September 06
Managing Soil Biology to Build Soil Organic Carbon and Healthier Soils
YICHAO RUI, PH.D., Department of Soil Science, UW–Madison

September 13
What Science Does TNC Do?
HUGH POSSINGHAM, PH.D., Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

September 20
The 2018 Nuclear Futures Conversation on Communities
MODERATOR: TODD ALLEN; PANELISTS: PAUL WILSON AND DOMINIQUE BROSSARD, Professors, Engineering Physics & Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison

September 27
Remote Alaska: Now Closer to You than You Think
TODD RADENBAUGH, Professor of Environmental Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Environmental Science Lab

October 04
No lecture scheduled.

October 11
Coastal Engineering in the Anthropocene
ROBERT DALRYMPLE, Distinguished Professor, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

October 18
Fire Effects on Soil Carbon and Soil Microbes in a Global Change Context
THEA WHITMAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science, UW-Madison

October 25
Predicting and Explaining Phosphorus Dynamics in Lake Mendota Using Process-Guided Machine Learning
PAUL HANSON, Distinguished Professor of Research, Center for Limnology, UW-Madison

November 01
Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Opportunities and Limits of Integrationist Frameworks
CHRISTOPHER SCOTT, PH.D., Director and Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona

November 08
Complexions of Sustainability: Mexico’s Laguna Bacalar Ecological Corridor
JERRY KASTER, PH.D., School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

November 15
The Global Outlook for Conserving Mountain Biodiversity Under Climate and Land-use Change
PAUL ELSEN, PH.D., Research Associate, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 22
No lecture scheduled.

November 29
Evaluating Regional Food-Energy-Water Resilience Against External Shocks
SAULEH SIDDIQUI, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Johns Hopkins University

December 06
Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste: The Elusive Search for an Acceptable Site
JEAN M. BAHR, Professor, Departments of Geoscience and Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Spring 2019

January 24
Can Nuclear Power Help Solve Climate Change?
JOSHUA S. GOLDSTEIN, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University

January 31
How Reliance on Combustion Impacts Our Health and What We Can Do
AMY KALKBRENNER, Associate Professor, UW-Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health

February 07
Beyond Open vs. Closed: Enabling Public-Private Collaboration with Semi-Synthetic Datasets
BILL HOWE, Associate Professor, Information School, University of Washington, Co-sponsored by UniverCity Alliance

February 14
Sustainable Urban Systems: A New Trans-disciplinary Science
ANU RAMASWAMI, Charles M. Denny, Jr. Chair of Science, Technology, & Public Policy Humphrey School of Public Affairs University of Minnesota, Co-sponsored by UniverCity Alliance

February 21
Planned to Fail or Failed in Planning? The Commune Program and Development Challenges of Pastoral Areas in Ethiopia
SAMUEL TEFERA, Assistant Professor, Center for African and Oriental Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

February 28
Homeless and Hunted: Deforestation, the Wildlife Trade, and Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia
DAVID S. WILCOVE, Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Public Affairs, Princeton University

March 07
Business not as usual: Stewards of a sustainable circular economy

March 14
Climate Variability and Watershed Response as an Integrated Biophysical System
ERKAN ISTANBULLUOGLU, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle

March 28
Strategies for Deep Decarbonization of the Electricity Sector
JESSE JENKINS, Postdoctoral Environmental Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

April 04
Building Successful Interdisciplinary Projects
KATE CLANCY, Food Systems Consultant Senior Fellow, MISA Visiting Scholar, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Adjunct Professor, Friedman School, Tufts University

April 11
Deep Sustainability
BILL LYNN, Research Scientist, George P. Marsh Institute, Clark University

April 18
Clinically Sustainable: The Possibilities and Challenges of Environmentally Sustainable Healthcare Delivery
CASSANDRA THIEL, PH.D., NYU School of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science

April 25
Are Wisconsin’s Standards for Sustainability Sustainable?
JAY LABOV, Senior Scientist (Retired), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine