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Academic Senate 11-06-2014

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FOTM - Persimmons (CHC)

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Fire Regime Alteration in Natural Areas

Michelle CoppolettaEcologist Sierra Casacade ProvinceUSDA Forest Service Managing public lands today is increasingly difficult in the face of climate change and changing wildfire regimes. Michelle…

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Climate Change-Are We Living It

Ali Meders-Knight Environmental Activist Mechoopda Tribe Dr. Don Hankins Department of Geography and Planning CSU, ChicoThe History of Our Local Land from the Perspective of the Land Ali…

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Wings and Feathers: Citizen Scientists and the World of Birds

Dr. Sarah Blackstone Retired Dean of Fine Arts University of Victoria, BC The Gateway Science Museum welcomes back the former Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, Dr. Sarah Blackstone. Although her…

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BioGeoTherapy: Reversing Climate Change by Regenerating Land and Ocean Ecosystems

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Brewing a Successful Sustainability Program

Cheri Chastain Sustainability Manager Sierra Nevada Brewing Company The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, founded and still headquartered in Chico, is known not only for its award-winning beers, but…

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The Value of Natural Reserves in Field-based Research

Dr. Don Miller Faculty, Biological Sciences Department, CSU, Chico Biological Sciences students and faculty at CSU, Chico, are fortunate to have an incredible natural laboratory in their own back…

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Labor Trafficking on Your Plate and in Your Closet

Kelsey Timmerman Activist Kelsey Timmerman begins his presentation by declaring, “I’m Kelsey and I’m a choco-holic!” He then discusses the exploitation – and sometimes…

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The California Phenology Project: Linking Plant Phenology to Climate Change through Citizen Science

Dr. Liz Matthews Post-Doctoral Scientist, UC Santa Barbara The subtitle of this presentation is “Linking plant phenology to climate change through Citizen Science.” Phenology is the…

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Restoring a Diverse Forest Understory Plant Community with Variable-density Thinning

Dr. Eric Knapp United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Pacific Southwest Research Station Dr. Knapp explains the importance of the forest understory – that is, the plants on the…

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Merging Systematics and Ecology to Study Soil Specialization in California Jewelflowers

Dr. N. Ivalu Cacho Faculty, UC Davis How are certain plants supported only by certain soils? Are plants that are soil-specialized poorer competitors – or are they better defended? Dr. N.…

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