Events Schedule

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To stimulate intellectual exchange relevant to solving important environmental issues, the Bren School regularly hosts prominent experts from around the world, who present their ideas and achievements at a variety of events. These workshops, conferences, seminars, panels, and colloquia ensure that the school remains a lively intellectual center at the forefront of environmental knowledge. We invite you to attend the presentations listed here, and to peruse the "Recent Events" (right-hand column, below) and the "Events Archive" to find out more about a range of related subject matter.

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Winter Seminar Flyer

Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
MSI Auditorium
PhD Defense, Elizabeth Hiroyasu "The Social and Ecological Dimensions of Vertebrate Management: Reintroductions and Invasions" (more)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:00 a.m.
MSI Auditorium
PhD Defense, Alexa Fredston-Hermann "Causes and Consequences of Species Range Edge Shifts in a Warming Ocean" (more)

Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:00 - 5:00
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Fleischmann Auditorium
Two Years After Fire and Flood, A Community Conversation about the Impacts of the Thomas Fire and Debris Flow (more)

Monday, January 27, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Tyler Scott, Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Policy, UC Davis (Details TBA)

Monday, February 3, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Judy Twedt, University of Washington (Details TBA)

Monday, February 10, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Avner Vengosh, Professor, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University (Details TBA)

Monday, February 24, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Heather Williams, Professor of Politics, Pomona College (Details TBA)

Friday, February 28, 2020 1:00 - 5:00
Bren Hall 1414
2020 PhD Student Symposium
Learn about diverse cutting-edge research being conducted at the Bren School (Details TBA)

Monday, March 2, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, D.G. Webster, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College(Details TBA)

Monday, March 9, 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Hall 1414
Bren Seminar, Jon Reiter, Founder/Principal, Cavalrei (Details TBA)

Friday, April 24, 2020 1:00 - 5:00
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Bren School Master's Project Presentations: 15 Group Projects and 2 Eco-Entrepreneurship Projects

Events Archive

January 14, 2020
Forces of Nature Series, Katharine Hayhoe, 2019 United Nations Champion of the Earth "Science in a Fact-Free World" (more)

January 13, 2020
Bren Seminar, Luke Gardner, Research Faculty, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories "California Aquaculture: Past, Present, and Future" (more)

December 2, 2019
Bren Seminar, Mika Tosca, Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago "Reimagining Futures: Collaborations Between Artists, Designers, and Scientists as a Roadmap to Solving the Climate Crisis" (more)

November 25, 2019
Bren Seminar, Erin Hanan, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno "Watershed Responses to Shifting Wildfire Regimes in the US West" (more)

November 18, 2019
Bren Seminar, Rebecca Niemiec, Assistant Professor, Colorado State University "Understanding How Social Factors Influence Conservation Outcomes Over Time" (more)

November 4, 2019
Bren Seminar, Sumeet Gulati, Professor, University of British Columbia "Human Casualties: The Dominant Cost of Experiencing Conflict with Wildlife in India" (more)

October 28, 2019
Bren Seminar, Scott Goetz, Professor, Northern Arizona University "Advancing Global Remote Sensing Science through NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment & Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation" (more)

October 21, 2019
Bren Seminar, Fred Boltz, Water Lead, Global Center on Adaptation "Water is a Master Variable: Solving for Resilience in the Modern Era" (more)

October 16, 2019
PhD Defense, Timbo Stillinger "Observing Snow from Space: Snow/Cloud Discrimination and Opportunities in Water Supply Forecasting" (more)

October 7, 2019
Bren Seminar, Leandra Gonçalves, Postdoctoral Researcher, Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo "Ocean Governance: A Global South Perspective" (more)

September 30, 2019
Bren Seminar, John Battles, Professor of Forest Ecology, UC Berkeley "Forest Resilience in a Changing Environment: Hints from Hubbard Brook" (more)

July 30, 2019
PhD Defense, Ty Brandt "A Solution to One of Mountain Hydrology's Principal Mysteries: The Spatial Distribution of Snowfall" (more)