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 2016
4:00 pm Talk

To be determined
Dr. Jim Speer Dr. Jim Speer
Department of Environmental and Forest Biology
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Dr. Speer is a dendrochronologist with experience in reconstructing environmental variables that affect tree growth, such as insect outbreaks, fire, masting, and climate. He is excited about the many uses and more widespread applications of dendrochronology. He is presently developing tree-ring chronologies in the tropics where previously researchers had thought that annual rings did not form. He has developed the first insect outbreak reconstructions on pandora moth, a frequent defoliator of western pine forests and he has developed new methods that enable dendrochronologists to use tree rings to reconstruct past fruiting in oak trees. He has received 5 NSF grants and many other federal grants to fund his work

For more information, visit Dr. Jim Speer's website at http://www.indstate.edu/faculty-staff/james-jim-speer

Past Speakers

2015, Dr. Robin W. Kimmererg

2014, Joel Greenberg

2013, William Souder

2011, Kriss Douglass, Dr. Rick Douglass

2010, Dr. Thomas Simon

2009, Dr. John W. Bickham

2008, Dr. Brent Yarnal