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Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

 

 

Natural Resources of the West: Global Change
GEOL/ENVS 394
Fall 2013

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Syllabus - Fall 2013

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Mondays 4 - 5:15 pm
Saccomanno Lecture Hall, Wubben Science Building, Room 141
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO

Live web-streaming of the presentations is available at: www.ustream.tv/channel/coloradomesalive

8/19 - Introductions

8/26 Intensification of the Water Cycle: A contrast in arid and humid watersheds
Nicolas Zegre, Assistant Prof. of Forest Hydrology, University of West Virginia

9/2 - No Guest Speaker - Labor Day

9/9 Grassland Vegetation Changes and Nocturnal Global Warming AND Colorado River and Drought
Tamera Minnick, Environmental Science AND Gigi Richard, Geology
Colorado Mesa University

9/16 Does politics really change with the weather?: The politics of climate change - can we predict it?
Tim Casey, Political Science, Colorado Mesa University

9/23 The effect of climate change on plant communities and plant hardiness zones
Curtis Swift, CMU-WCCC instructor; retired CSU Extension Horticulturist

9/30 - Imagining a Global Land Ethic: Aldo Leopold and 21st Century Struggles for Livelihood
John Hausdoerffer, Prof. of Environment & Sustainability and Philosophy at Western State
Colorado University

10/7 Climate Change Impacts in Alaska
Stephanie Matlock, Biology, Colorado Mesa University

10/14 Fall Break No Guest Speaker

10/21 The sustainability of remedies for cold war legacy waste
Jody Waugh, S.M. Stoller Corporation, Grand Junction, CO

10/28 The effects of climate change on the breeding behavior and migration patterns of birds and mammals
Susan Longest, Biology, Colorado Mesa University

11/4 Global Warming and the Colorado River
Eric Kuhn, General Manager, Colorado River Water Conservation District

11/11 Climate change and disasters: Is there a case for worst cases?
Eliot Jennings, Public Administration, Colorado Mesa University

11/18 Preliminary results of a field evaluation planting in salt desert
Nikki Grant-Hoffman, Ecologist, Bureau of Land Management

11/25 Western Slope Climate Average Change for the Last 100 Years
Joe Ramey, National Weather Service, Grand Junction, CO

Drought - An Update, History, and Outlook for Western Colorado
Aldis Strautins, National Weather Service, Grand Junction, CO

12/2 Interactions of Wildland Fire and Global Change
Deb Kennard, Physical and Environmental Science, Colorado Mesa University

Seminars are free and open to the public.
No registration necessary.

Presented in cooperation with the
Water Center at CMU

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