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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Spring Seminar Flyer

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Bren Hall 1414
PhD Defense, Ty Brandt "A Solution to One of Mountain Hydrology's Principal Mysteries: The Spatial Distribution of Snowfall" (more)


Events Archive

June 14, 2019
2019 Bren School Commencement Exercises Keynote Speaker: Steve McCormick, Managing Director, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (more)

June 10, 2019
PhD Defense, Owen Liu "Confronting Complexity in Marine Population Dynamics and Management" (more)

June 7, 2019
PhD Defense, Ying Wang "Engineered Carbonaceous Nanomaterials in Legume Agroecosystems: Potential Effects and Fates" (more)

June 6, 2019
PhD Defense, Mengya Tao "Spatial Heterogeneity in Modeling Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Chemicals" (more)

June 5, 2019
PhD Defense, Joseph Palazzo "Methodological Developments in Consequential Life Cycle Assessment" (more)

June 3, 2019
Bren Seminar, Kelly Easterday, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley "The Past to the Present: The Role of Historical Ecological Data in 21st Century Environmental Management" (more)

May 20, 2019
Bren Seminar, Karen Holl, Center for Tropical Research on Ecology, Agriculture, and Development, UC Santa Cruz "Planting Tree Islands as a Tropical Forest Restoration Strategy: Lessons Learned" (more)

May 15, 2019
PhD Defense,
Sean Fitzgerald "Enhancing Small-Scale Fisheries Management through Data-Limited Assessment and Collaboration" (more)

May 13, 2019
Bren Seminar, Darrel Jenerette, Professor, Landscape Ecology, University of California, Riverside "Plant Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Cities" (more)

May 7, 2019
Women in Innovation & Entrepreneurship Series: Investing for Good, Lewam Kefela, VilCap Investments; Noushin Ketabi, Vega Coffee; Nancy Swanson; Linked Foundation; keynote speaker Kat Taylor, Radicle Impact (more)

May 6, 2019
Bren Seminar, Robert Sulnick, Environmental Attorney "Why Advocacy? Environmental Advocacy as a Career" (more)

April 29, 2019
Bren Seminar, Kelsey Jack, Associate Professor, Bren School, UCSB "Seasonal Liquidity, Rural Labor Markets, and Agricultural Production" (more)

April 26, 2019
Bren School Master's Project Presentations: 15 Group Projects and 2 Eco-Entrepreneurship Projects (more)

April 15, 2019, 11:00 - 12:00
Bren Seminar, Julia Stewart Lowndes, Marine Data Scientist and Mozilla Fellow, NCEAS "How the Ocean Health Index Enables Better Science in Less Time" (more)

April 12, 2019
Panel on Future of Water in California, Glenda Humiston, UC ANR; Cannon Michael, Bowles Farming; Olivier Jerphagnon, PowWow; Sargeant Green, CSU Fresno; moderated by Bob Wilkinson, Bren School (more)

April 8, 2019
Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Mark Radka, Chief, Energy and Climate Branch, UN Environment "The International Response to Climate Change: Perspectives from within the UN System" (more)

March 11, 2019
Bren Seminar, Milton Love, Research Biologist, Marine Science Institute, UCSB "California Oil and Gas Platforms as Fish Habitat" (more)

March 4, 2019
Bren Seminar, Sandra De Urioste-Stone, Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine "Forest Sustainablilty for Changing Times: An Emerging Transdisciplinary Research Program" (more)

March 1, 2019
2019 PhD Student Symposium
Learn about diverse cutting-edge research being conducted at the Bren School (more)
See the schedule of symposium presenters

February 25, 2019
Bren Seminar, Octavio Aburto, Associate Professor, Scripps Instutition of Oceanography "Collaborative Science and Technology to Protect Coastal Habitats and Improve Fisheries" (more)

February 11, 2019
Bren Seminar, David Konisky, Associate Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University "The US Energy Transition and the Ability of Vulnerable Communities to Adapt" (more)

February 4, 2019
Bren Seminar, Chandra Krintz, Professor, Computer Science, UCSB "SmartFarm: Simplifying and Automating Agriculture Analytics"(more)

February 1, 2019
PhD Defense, Runsheng Song "Machine Learning for Addressing Data Deficiencies in Life Cycle Assessment" (more)

January 28, 2019
Bren Seminar, Lisa Leombruni, Program Director, Environmental Communications; and Heather Hodges, Postdoctoral Scholar, Bren School "Social Media to Support Science Learning & Engagement: Nova Wonders" (more)

January 16, 2019
Zurich Financial Services Distinguished Visitor on Climate Change, Stephen Ansolabehere, Frank G. Thompson Professor of Government, Harvard University "Plants, Lines, and Pipes: Energy Development and the American Public" (more)

January 14, 2019
Bren Seminar, Haizhou Liu, Associate Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, UC Riverside "UV Photolysis of Chloramines for Potable Water Reuse" (more)