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February

Environmental Studies Seminar -- Sustainable Agricultural Practices in India

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Venue:Wertheim Conservatory

Seminar Title: Sustainable Agricultural Practices in India: Role of MicrobiologySpeakers:Professors Sundaram, Pandiyarajan, and MarimuthuAffiliation:Tamil Nadu Agricultural UniversityCoimbatore, India

March

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"Why we under-prepare for disasters: the psychology of decisons to protect against low-probability, high-consequence, events" \ \ Professor Robert Meyer, Gayfryd Steinberg Professor of Marketing and Co-Director, Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. \ \ Visiting Professor, University of Miami \ \

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Seminar Title: Is community-based forest management more effective than protected areas?: A comparison of land use/land cover change in two neighboring study areas of the Central Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. \ \ Speaker: Prof. Edward Ellis \ \ Affiliation: Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)

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Contaminant Effects and Risks on Non-Target Organisms in South Florida \ \ Professor Gary Rand \ Earth and Environment \ Florida International University

April

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Jason Downing \ Genevieve Diamond \ Emily Hite \ Shauna Neilsen

September

Environmental Studies Seminar: Invasive Plants in Florida

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\ "Biological Management of Invasive Plant Species in Florida" \ \ Dr. Krish Jayachandran (Dr. Jay) \ Graduate Director (EVR) & Associate Professor \ Soil-Plant-Microbiology Laboratory \ Earth & Environment Department \ {a:http://www.fiu.edu/, Florida International University} \ \

Environmental Studies Seminar: Citizens for a Better South Florida

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{a:http://www.abettersouthflorida.org/Gloria.html, Gloria Antia} {a:http://www.abettersouthflorida.org/, Citizens for a Better South Florida}

October

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"Emergence, Evolution and Nature" \ Professor Ursala Goodenough \ Department of Biology \ \ Washington University in St. Louis \ \ \ Link to postable announcement \ \ Abstract \ \ The concept of Emergence is providing an integrative and germinative framework for understanding how matters arise in Nature, generating as well the substrate for novel religious explorations.

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{a:http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-influence-disturbance/id397846737?i=90211647, Professor Joel Heinen} \ Department of Earth and Environment \ \ Florida International University

November

Environmental Studies Seminar: Soil Biogeochemical Proterties and Old World Climbing Fern

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"Influence of Soil Biogeochemical Properties on the Invasiveness of Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum)" \ Pushpa Soti \ \ PhD Candidate \ \ Department of Earth and Environment \ \ Florida International University

December

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Jason Downing \ Genevieve Diamond \ Emily Hite \ Shauna Neilsen