Darwin Keynote


Earth Day

Earth Day was first introduced in 1969 as a “holiday” that celebrates the Earth and all of its environments. Earth day is an integrative event that demonstrates how disciplines must work together in solving global climate change problems and how we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tuesday 19 April 2011
Seminar begins at 4pm in S012
(cookies at 3:30)

"Sustainable Restoration on a Superfund site. Not yet."
   
Dr. Rick Douglas Kriss Douglass
Department of Biological Sciences
Montana Tech
The University of Montana

For more information regarding Kriss Douglass's restoration ecology project see page 14 http://www.mtech.edu/pr/MNews/MNews_2009_Chancellor.pdf

Wednesday 20 April 2011
Seminar begins at 12pm in HMSU 321
(Lunch provided by SENCER)

"Superfund site as models for Sustainable Education "
   
Dr. Rick Douglas Dr. Rick Douglass
Department of Biological Sciences
Montana Tech
The University of Montana

Dr. Rick Douglass, department head and biology professor at Montana Tech in Butte, Montana, Douglass, a biologist at Montana Tech in Butte, wants to know what brings the rodents into Montana houses, barns and outbuildings, where the likelihood of spreading Hantavirus to humans is far greater than in the field. Hantavirus is a respiratory disease characterized by flu-like symptoms. Humans can catch the virus from deer mice urine, droppings, saliva or nesting materials. Using capture-mark-recapture statistical methods on a ten and a half year dataset from Montana, his laboratory estimated deer mouse survival; maturation and recruitment rates; and tested the relative importance of seasonality, population density, and local climate in explaining temporal variation in deer mouse demography. From these estimates, he has designed a population model to simulate deer mouse population dynamics given climatic variables and compared the model to observed patterns.


For more information visit Dr. Douglass's laboratory http://www.mtech.edu/clsps/biology/faculty.html

For more information reguarding Dr. Douglass's restoration ecology project see page 14 http://www.mtech.edu/pr/MNews/MNews_2009_Chancellor.pdf

Past Speakers

2010, Dr. Thomas Simon

2009, Dr. John W. Bickham

2008, Dr. Brent Yarnal