A number of distinguished scientists are invited to give lectures and meet with SES students each year. It is an opportunity for students to hear from some of the country’s top practitioners and to find out about their research and current concerns. During the visit of each of these scientists, the SES students are able to question them closely about everything from basic science to environmental problems to the availability of graduate programs.


2019 Speaker Bios

Michael Pace, University of Virginia
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Environmental Sciences
“Cross Boundary Fluxes, Trophic Cascades, and Ecosystem Stability Explored with Whole Lake Experiments”
September 13 — 3:00 PM, Speck Auditorium, Rowe Building

Serita Frey, University of New Hampshire
Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences
“Going Underground: Unearthing the Role of the Soil Microbiome in a Warmer, Fertilized World”
September 27 — 3:00 PM, Loeb G70 Auditorium

A.J. Pershing, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Chief Scientific Officer
“Survival Skills for the Anthropocene: What Marine Heatwaves and other Ocean Surprises Can Teach Us About Living in a Warming World”
October 11 — 3:00 PM, Lillie Auditorium

Jennifer Jenkins, ENVIVA LP
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
“Modern Bioenergy’s Role in the Global Energy Transition”
October 25th — 3:00 PM, Loeb G70 Auditorium



2018 Speaker Bios

Sarah Das, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Associate Scientist, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
“Meltdown! Polar Ice Sheets in a Warming World”
September 14 — 3:00 PM, Speck Auditorium

James Fourqurean, Florida International University
Director, Center for Coastal Oceans Research
Professor, Marine Sciences Program
“Seagrasses are disappearing in Bermuda: Is pollution or sea turtle conservation to blame?”
September 21 — 3:00 PM, Speck Auditorium

Pat Glibert, University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point
“Eutrophication and harmful algal blooms: the complexities of changing nutrients”
October 19 — 3:00 PM, Loeb G70 Auditorium

Dr. Eric Seabloom, University of Minnesota
Dept. Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
“Grassland ecosystems and global change: Insights from NutNet, a globally-replicated experiment”
November 9th — 3:00 PM Speck Auditorium