Immersion Distinguished Scholar Workshop: Ecology

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Time of Event: 
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 09:00 to Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 17:00

   
The ecology workshop brought together four scholars to discuss theories and methods used in ecology to study socio-environmental questions and systems. Over the course of the first two days, each scholar presented several lectures on their area of expertise, and participants were given time to reflect upon and further discuss the content of the presentations in small group discussions and informal conversation during the second half of the workshop. Scholars focused their presentations on several subdisciplines and the specific focus of their approach and work and situated this knowledge within the broader field of ecology.

Presenters & Topics Covered

  • Dr. Brian McGill, Professor of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine
    • History of Ecology; Macroecology
  • Dr. Bill Fagan, Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland
    • Population and Spatial Ecology
  • Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee
    • Community Ecology
  • Dr. Whendee Silver, Professor and Rudy Grah Chair of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at the University of California Berkeley
    • Ecosystem Ecology

An edited video recording of each lecture is available below, along with a written summary of the lecture contents, an associated reading list, and the scholar’s slides. A full playlist of the video lectures is available here.

Event type: 
Immersion Workshop
Event Attendance: 
Private Working Group

Immersion Distinguished Scholars: Ecology

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 09:30
Immersion Lecture: What is Ecology? Big Picture Summary of History & Traditions

Speaker: Brian McGill, Professor of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 10:00
Immersion Lecture: Population Ecology – Theory, Methods, Lenses

Speaker: William Fagan, Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 10:15
Immersion Lecture: Population Ecology – Spatial Questions & Methods to Model Them

Speaker: William Fagan, Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:00
Immersion Lecture: Community Ecology – History & Theory

Speaker: Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:15
Immersion Lecture: Community Ecology – Size, Space, Distributions

Speaker: Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:30
Immersion Lecture: Community Ecology – Diversity, Stability, Function

Speaker: Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:00
Immersion Lecture: Ecosystem Ecology – Theories, Methods, Lenses

Speaker: Whendee Silver, Professor and the Rudy Grah Chair of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at UC Berkeley.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:30
Immersion Lecture: Ecosystem Ecology – Concepts, Data, Models

Speaker: Whendee Silver, Professor and the Rudy Grah Chair of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at UC Berkeley.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 13:00
Immersion Lecture: Macroecology – Theory, Methods, Lenses

Speaker: Brian McGill, Professor of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 13:15
Immersion Lecture: Macroecology – Incorporating Scale Into Understanding Changes in Diversity

Speaker: Brian McGill, Professor of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine.

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