College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

2020 Seminar Series

The CFRES Fall Seminar Series is sponsored by faculty in the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.  Distinguished speakers are invited to  present on their research and/or field of expertise.  Open to all.  All seminars are 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and will be held virtually. More information to come. 


 Serita Frey

Professor of Soil Microbial Ecology, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire

Serita Frey

“Going underground: Unearthing the role of the soil microbiome in a warmer, fertilized world"


 DELS Seminar: Thursday September 24 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Zoom link TBD)





Julie Lockwood

Professor and Chair, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University

Julie Lockwood

“Using socio-ecological models to conserve biodiversity in the Anthropocene”


DELS Seminar: Thursday October 18 12:30- 1:30 p.m. (zoom link TBD)





Ceridwen (Crid) Fraser

Associate Professor, Department of Marine Science, University of Otago, New Zealand



 “Understanding the drivers of global biodiversity patterns”


DELS Seminar: Thurs, October 22 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (Zoom link TBD)




Jill A. Olin

Assistant Research Professor, Biological Sciences MTU. Aquatic systems ecologist.

Jill Olin


"Shifting regimes: role of stochastic climate events on ecosystem structure within a temperate lagoon estuary"


November 5, 2020




Trista Vick-Majors

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences MTU. Aquatic Microbial ecologist, Artic research.

Trista Vick-Majors



 "Antarctic subglacial aquatic environments as under-ice oases"


November 19, 2020




Erik Lilleskov

Research Ecologist & Director’s Representative Forest Service


"From mesocosms to the macrocosm: a multi-scale journey toward scientific insight, policy, and management regarding peatland-climate interactions"


December 3, 2020