2012-2013 Distinguished Lecture Series - Water
World class researchers and practitioners will engage with the MSU community on cutting-edge topics related to water.
The series is sponsored as part of MSU’s new Global Water Initiative. The initiative advances innovative science and policy to address major water problems facing society across the globe. More about the Global Water Initiative.
The Series is sponsored by MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy Program, Center for Water Sciences, and Michigan AgBio Research.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
(1 1/2-hour talk w/ reception following)
MSU Union, Gold room B
Stephen Carpenter, Director of the Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin
Biosketch: Stephen Russell (Steve) Carpenter is a leader of whole-ecosystem experiments and adaptive ecosystem management focused on freshwaters. Topics include trophic cascades and their effects on production and nutrient cycling, contaminant cycles, freshwater fisheries, eutrophication, nonpoint pollution, ecological economics of freshwater, and resilience of social-ecological systems.
Carpenter serves as the Director of the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is the Stephen Alfred Forbes Professor of Zoology. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Carpenter is the 2011 laureate of the Stockholm Water Prize. His other notable awards include a Pew Fellowship in Conservation and Environment, the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Medal of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, the Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America, the Excellence in Ecology Prize from the Ecology Institute, and the Naumann-Thienemann medal of the International Society for Limnology.
Past Distinguished Water Lectures
The Coming Water Revolution: Everything about water is about to change - how we think about it, what we pay for it, where we get it, how we use it.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Charles Fishman, author, The Big Thirst
3:30 - 5 p.m., Kellogg Center, Centennial Room (One-hour talk with reception following)
Abstract & Biosketch
Water shortages and solutions
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Robert Glennon Jr., Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of Arizona
Student Lunch w/ Robert Glennon, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. 273 Giltner Hall
Lecture: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., MSU Union (One-hour talk with reception following)
Abstract & Biosketch
At the Center of the Food, Energy and Environment Nexus: Water is the New Oil
Friday, November 2, 2012
Ronnie Green, Harlan Vice Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lecture and Reception 3 p.m. Kellogg Center Centennial Rooms A, B and C
Abstract, Biosketch, & Videos