Fall 2009 Community Environmental Forum

Friday, September 11, 2009

From an extensive listing of presentations sponsored The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies:

Fall Theme: Economic and Social Dimensions of Climate Change Impacts
All forum sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:45 - 7:00pm
1106 Mechanical Engineering

September 15
Wisconsin's Changing Climate: Recent Trends and New Projections
Christopher Kucharik, Assistant Professor, Agronomy & Environmental Studies and Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment; Daniel Vimont, Assistant Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research

September 29
Potential Impacts of Changes in Wisconsin's Precipitation Patterns
Speakers: Kenneth Potter, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chair, Water Resources Management Program; Kenneth Bradbury, Hydrogeologist, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

October 13
Adaptation in Agriculture and Forestry
Avery Dorland, Forest Geneticist and Nursery Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; other speakers to be announced

October 27
Climate Change and Our Sense of Place
Curt Meine, Director for Conservation Biology and History, Center for Humans and Nature, and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation; other speakers to be announced

November 10
Decision Making Under Risk
Lauren Azar, Commissioner, Wisconsin Public Service Commission; Sean Dilweg, Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance

November 24
Working Toward a Positive Future
Speakers to be announced