Weston Roundtable Archives

Fall 2020

September 03
What are you reading? The top 10 sustainability articles of the year
JAMIE DEVEREAUX, Editor, Sustainability: The Journal of Record, Mary Ann Liebert Publishers, New Rochelle, NY

September 10
No lecture scheduled.

September 17
Understanding How Policy Making Shapes Inequality in Urban Vulnerability and Risk is Key to Foster Climate Justice
PATY ROMERO-LANKAO, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

September 24
The Food System Elephant: Working Toward A Common Understanding
MARK WINNE, Senior Technical Advisor, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

October 01
The Deployment of New Energy Technologies and the Need for Local Learning
LENA NEIJ, Professor, Lund University, Sweden

October 08
Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillations in Equatorial Atmosphere and Oceans
H.J.S. FERNANDO, Professor, Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

October 15
Revisiting Aldo Leopold's 1942 essay, 'Land Use and Democracy,' for its relevance on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
STEVEN LAWRY, Senior Research Associate, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

October 22
Delaying Climate Change: The Impact of Cool Technologies Upon Heat Wave Meteorology
LAURENCE KALKSTEIN, Professor Emeritus, President, Applied Climatologists, Inc. Co-Founder, Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative (LAUCC)

October 29
Who Benefits? Complex Relationships of Oil Companies and Indigenous Communities in Alaska
MARIA TYSIACHNIOUK, Visiting Fellow, UW-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; Chair, Environmental Sociology group, Center for Independent Social Research, Russia

November 05
Communicating science: Key takeaways from 20+ years of Mongabay
RHETT BUTLER, Founder and CEO of Mongabay, a conservation news service

November 12
No lecture scheduled.

November 19
Taking Action to Protect the Health of All: Science and Conservation at Zoonotic Spillover Interfaces
SARAH H. OLSON, Associate Director of Epidemiology for the Wildlife Conservation Society

December 03
Marketplaces Fostering Dimensions of Sustainability
ALFONSO MORALES, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Spring 2021

February 04
Unlocking Energy Efficiency's Potential for Climate Change Mitigation- International Best Practices and Experiences
ASHOK SARKAR, Specialist Team Leader, Energy & Extractives Global Practice, The World Bank, Washington DC.

February 11
Adapting to a Changing Great Lakes Coast
ADAM BECHLE, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

February 18
Three decades of land use transformation in Brazil and the Amazon
TASSO AZEVEDO, General Coordinator, MapBiomas

February 25
Alfalfa Yield Prediction Using UAV-Based Hyperspectral Imagery and Ensemble Learning
ZHOU ZHANG, Assistant Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, UW-Madison

March 04
The Conflict Between "Feel Good Facts” and the Scientific and Social Limitations of Sustainable Energy
DONALD I. SIEGEL, Emeritus Professor Earth Sciences (Syracuse University); Partner, Independent Environmental Scientists, Inc. (Manlius, NY)

March 11
The Future of Plastic

March 18
A theory of cooperation: John Nash versus Immanuel Kant
JOHN ROEMER, Varick Stout Professor of Political Science & Economics, Yale University

March 25
Wolf policy and its effects on illegal killing, human tolerance, and recovery
ADRIAN TREVES, Professor, Carnivore Coexistence Lab, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW–Madison

April 01
Preserving biodiversity in tropical forests by studying soundscapes
ZUZANA BURIVALOVA, Assistant Professor, UW-Madison

April 08
Tribal sovereignty and natural resource management
GRACE BULLTAIL, Assistant Professor, UW-Madison

April 15
Policy environments for Tribes working in conservation at the State, Federal, and Global levels
PHILOMENA KEBEC, Policy Analyst, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)

April 22
Equity and Justice in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

April 29
Food justice/agroecology
JAHI CHAPPELL, Executive Director, Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network (SAAFON)