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Upcoming Seminar Presentations

Postponed until further notice

203 Green Hall 
Research Updates from the UFore Nursery & Lab
Presented by: Gary Johnson

Past Seminar Presentations

Monday, March 23, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PM (online only)
I need help at this location! Satellite Communications for Natural Resource Management. presented by Andrew Jenks

Functioning two-way communication is essential for natural resource management research, operations and safety; however, you often won't have cellular coverage. Learn how we can use satellite systems combining location (GPS/GNSS) with communications satellites to stay safe and connected in the field.

Watch a recording of the seminar.

Monday, February 24, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PM
203 Green Hall
Webinar Link
Lightning Talks from the UMN Extension Forestry Team (Click to view abstracts)

  • Connecting University Research with Woodland Owners in Northeast Minnesota: One Extension Educator's Experience
    Presented by: Mike Reichenbach, Extension Educator

  • Building Markets for Hybrid Poplar Using a Networked Approach
    Presented by: Jeff Jackson, Extension Educator

  • Updates on Agroforestry Extension Program
    Presented by: Diomy Zamora, Extension Educator

  • Engaging Citizen Scientists in Forest Health Research: Minnesota's Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer Program
    Presented by: Matt Russell, Associate Professor/Extension Specialist

  • Food Forests - Building Edible Community Landscapes
    Presented by: Gary Wyatt, Extension Educator

  • UM Agroforestry Team Working with MnDOT to Improve Winter Driving Safety
    Presented by: Gary Wyatt, Extension Educator

Monday, January 27, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PM
203 Green Hall
Are Minnesotans Ready for Climate Change? A Review of 3 Years of Research on Climate Beliefs, Perceptions, and Actions in the State
Presented by: Mae Davenport, PhD, Professor, Department of Forest Resources
Webinar link

Monday, December 9, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
110 Green Hall
Update on U.S. Higher Education Enrollment Trends in Natural Resources, with an Emphasis on Diversity
Presented by: Terry Sharik, Dean Emeritus & Professor Emeritus, Michigan Technological University, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Webinar Link

Monday, November 25, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
110 Green Hall
Indigenous Representation in Art
Presented by: Dyani WhiteHawk, Artist and Curator
Webinar Link

Monday, November 11, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
110 Green Hall
The Indigenous Roots of Sustainable Forestry in the USA
Presented by: Michael Dockry, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Resources
Webinar Link

Monday, October 28, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
Climate Change Adaptation in Tribal Communities
Presented by: Sara Smith, Midwest Tribal Resilience Liaison, College of Menominee Nation & NE Climate Adaptation Science Center
Seminar Recording

September 23, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
Public Art: Whose Art is it?
Presented by: Craig Amundsen, Public Art Curator, Weisman Art Museum
Webinar Link

Monday, April 22, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
Investigating variation in NEPA processes across USFS offices: Decision Characteristics and the Use of Science 
Presented by: Forrest Fleischman

Seminar Recording

March 25, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
A Century of Forest Growth and Change in Minnesota 
Presented by: Alan Ek

Seminar Recording

February 25, 2019, 3:00-4:00 PM
EAB and Black Ash Wetlands: Holistic Assessment of Ecosystem Impacts and Potential for Mitigation 
Presented by: Rob Slesak, Minnesota Forest Resources Council, and Alexis Grinde, UMD-Natural Resources Research Institute

Seminar Recording

November 28, 2018, 4:00-5:00pm
Paired Bidding: A Method to Evaluate the Benefits and Costs of Timber Sale Attributes
Presented by: Mike Kilgore and Charlie Blinn

See flyer here.

October 31, 2018
New paradigm of advanced remote sensing methods for automated lake water quality and ice phenology mapping of Minnesota lakes
Presented by: Leif Olmanson and Benjamin Page

Webex Recording

April 25, 2018, 4:00-5:00 PM
Seven ways a warming climate can kill the boreal forest
Presented by: Lee Frelich, Research Fellow

See flyer here

March 28, 2018, 4:00-5:00 PM
Urban Forestry Today: Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer and maple syrup-covered ginkgo
Presented by: Ryan Murphy, Research Fellow

See flyer here. 

February 28, 2018, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Indicators of environmental stewardship volunteer retention 
Presented by: Ashley Reichard, Urban and Community Forestry Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Anticipatory governance for urban public lands: Addressing vegitation management challenges of today and tomorrow
Presented by: Kristen C. Nelson

See flyer here 

January 31, 2018, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Forest Disturbance in Minnesota: Observations from USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis 
Presented by: Dr. David C. Wilson
See the flyer here.

November 29, 2017
Measuring the complicated relationships between land cover, management, and surface water
Presented by: Dr. Diana Karwan and Dr. Lucy Rose

Seminar Recording

October 25, 2017
Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("Drones") Research, Teaching, and Extension in Forestry and Natural Resources 
Presented by: Joe Knight, Associate Professor

Spatial data accuracy and field data collection technologies
Presented by: Andy Jenks, Researcher 5

September 27, 2017
Studying our Changing Planet from Above: Remote Sensing Research in Minnesota and Queensland  
Presented by: Joe Knight, Associate Professor

More people, drier skies-How often will Melbourne run out of water? Can we manage the forest to reduce that frequency?
Presented by: Paul Bolstad, Professor

Social vulnerability to bushfire in South Australia
Presented by: Mae Davenport, Professor

Seminar Recording

April 26, 2017
A review and preview of forest management, research, education, and outreach at the Cloquet Forestry Center 
Presented by: Kyle G Gill, Forest Manager and Reseearch Coordinator, Cloquet Forestry Center

WebEx Recording 

March 29, 2017  
Plants in a warmer world- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
Presented by: Rebecca Montgomery, Associate Professor & Artur Stefanski, Research Fellow

WebEx Recording

February 22, 2017  
Silviculture and Forest Management, Continuing Education and Outreach  
Presented by: Eli Sagor, Ph.D.

The Silviculture Triangle: Outreach, Teaching, and Research
Presented by: Marcella Windmuller-Campione, Ph.D.

January 25, 2017
Exploring the impact of visitor preferences for invasive species management: The case of Emerald Ash Borer in Minnesota
Presented by: Ingrid Schneider, Ph.D.

Pruning Cycles and Storm Damage: Are Young American Elms Failing Prematurely?  
Presented by: Chad Giblin, M.S.