Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources Seminars are generally held in room 217 of the Thomas Poe Cooper Building. All are welcome to attend.


Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Cliff Drouet – U.S. Dept. of Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement - Reforestation of surface-mined lands in Appalachia


Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 – 3:00-4:00 pm room 220 TPC

Wendy Leuenberger - UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Introductory R.


Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – 3:00-4:00 pm room 220 TPC

Wendy Leuenberger - UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Plotting in R.


Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 – 3:00-4:00 pm room 220 TPC

Wendy Leuenberger - UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Basic analyses in R.


Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 – 3:00-4:00 pm room 220 TPC

Wendy Leuenberger - UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Applied R. 


Week of Oct. 10th 

Tree Week - Rupert Bentley Walls 


Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. John  Munsell – Virginia Tech, Associate Professor and Forest Management Extension Specialist - Non-timber forest products


Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. Rajan Parajuli - NC State University, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Forest Economics - Mass Timber Products (CLT):  Overview, current status and future prospects in the U.S.


Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. James Dyer - Ohio University, Professor, Geography - Witness trees indicate species shifting their realized niches in southern Ohio since settlement.  


Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Dr. Jason Unrine - UK Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, Associate Professor - Fate of engineered nanomaterials in ecosystems


Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Cooper Leist - UK Forestry Student - Thailand Summer Experience


Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 – 1:00 pm room 217 TPC

Chinese visiting scientist from Fujian Province

   

Recent Past Seminars

Allison Davis, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Python for GIS -1: Introduction to Python: Structure and Syntax


Allison Davis, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Python for GIS -2: Python for ArcGIS: Using the Python window in ArcMap 10.4


Joseph M. Frederick and Michaela Lambert – UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate Students

  • Two Reforestation Options for Mined Lands in the Appalachian Region of Kentucky (Joseph M. Frederick)
  • Factors Affecting Amphibian Occupancy, Abundance, and Species Richness in Artificial Wetlands on a Reforested Surface Mine in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia (Michaela Lambert)

Allison Davis, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources - Python for GIS-3: Python for ArcGIS: Python script tools for ArcToolbox


Dr. Yang Bai, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Postdoctoral Fellow - Impact of land use and climate change on water-related ecosystem services in Kentucky


Gabriela A. Wolf and Jonathan Matthews, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate Students.

  • Diet of a recently reintroduced river otter (Lontra canadensis) population in the upper Rio Grande, New Mexico (Gabriela A. Wolf)
  • Impacts and Influence of Deer Density on Corn and Soybean Yields in Western Kentucky (Jonathan Matthews)

Dr. Ellen CrockerUK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources and Forest Health Center, Postdoctoral Scholar - TreeSnap citizen science app


Rafael Freitas, UK Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate Student - Multi-camera surveillance systems for time and motion studies of timber harvesting operations


Dr. Jingjing Liang, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University - Mapping global forest biodiversity, productivity, and their interaction


Dr. Puneet Dwivedi, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia - Is Private Environmental Governance Working? Analyzing the Effects of the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard on Forestry BMPs in Georgia


Dr. Thomas Brandeis. Supervisory Research Forester, US Forest Service Southern Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis. Knoxville, TN - National forest inventory and monitoring in the USA: Special emphasis on Kentucky and land use change


Jill Jonnes, author of “Urban Forests – A natural history of trees and people in the American cityscape". Presentation on Urban Forests: My Sixth Book and the Hardest One to Write.


Bill Peterman, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University - Fine scale to landscape scale: How environmental gradients affect terrestrial salamander ecology