2017 Conference

The 33rd Annual F&ES Environmental Research Conference is a full day of research presentations that highlights the diverse environmental research being conducted by the student community at F&ES.

Keynote - Pamela Matson

Pamela Matson is the Dean of the School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences, Goldman Professor of Environmental Science, and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for Environment at Stanford University.

Read a Q&A with Pamela Matson on the F&ES website.





  The Knob
8:15-8:45 Registration and Welcome
  Burke Auditorium

Welcome address
 Matt Kotchen
 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
 Karen Seto
 Associate Dean for Research

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9:00-10:30 Panel - Cities of the Future: Productive, clean, and green? Chair, Jason Lam
Yale Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering
Current State of Climate Change: Atmosphere, Forests, Energy, Transportation, and Policy Chair, Zach Wendling
Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy
Panel - Complexities of Competing Interests in the American West Chair, Charlie Bettigole
Program Director, Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative
  The Knob
10:30-11:05 Flash talk session 1 (6 talks, 5 mins each)
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11:05-11:50 Social considerations in urban environments Chair, Lisa Fernandez
Associate Director, Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
People and wildlife interactions Chair, Amy Vedder
  The Knob
11:50-12:50 Lunch
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12:50-2:05 Panel - Pollutants in the air, water, land and our bodies, the multiscalar effects of pollutants on human and natural ecosystems Chair, Mary Tyrrell
Executive Director, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry
Panel - Competing interests? Land use strategies for humans and wildlife in vulnerable ecosystems Chair, Minna Brown
Case Study Integration Manager
Environmental Values & Local Decision Making Chair, Sarah Vaughn
James and Mary Pinchot Fellow
Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer
  The Knob
2:05-2:45 Coffee break and flash talk session 2 (6 talks)
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2:45-4:00 Panel - Climate change and design thinking, Networks and knowledge sharing to build technical capacity in urban areas Chair, Sara Smiley-Smith
ECM Program Manager
Leaves to Landscapes Chair, Gary Dunning
Executive Director, The Forests Dialogue
Understanding Streams/Waterways Chair, Gaboury Benoit
Grinstein Class of 1954 Professor of Environmental Chemistry
Co-Director of the Hixon Center
  Burke Auditorium
4:00-5:00 Keynote Address
 Pamela Matson
 Chester Naramore Dean
 School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences
 Stanford University
5:00-5:15 Closing remarks
 Indy Burke
 Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean
 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  The Knob
5:00-6:00 Reception and poster session