The HMEI Faculty Seminar Series was created in 2015 as a public venue for senior faculty to discuss their research in the context of environmental science and current events. Each semester features four faculty seminars on topics that include sea-level rise, climate change, carbon sequestration, green technology, renewable energy and sustainability, biodiversity, infectious diseases and global health, urban infrastructure, environmental history and humanities, environmental chemistry and ocean biogeochemistry. All lectures are open to the public and video of the seminars are made available on our website.

All seminars for Fall 2021 will begin at 12:30 p.m. Venue information will be posted in late summer. Registration to receive a webinar link will be available in each event posting.

Upcoming Faculty Seminar Series

Fall 2021

Date and Topic Speaker Registration
September 14 TBD
October 5

Atlas of Islands in a Rising Ocean

Christina Gerhardt, Barron Visiting Professor in the Environmental Humanities and Visiting Associate Professor of the High Meadows Environmental Institute and the German Department
November 2 TBD
December 7 TBD


Past Faculty Seminar Series

Spring 2021

Date and Topic (Click titles for video)
February 2

What the Population Dynamics of Endemic Infections Can Tell Us About the Future of COVID-19 — and Vice Versa

Bryan Grenfell, Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs
March 2

From Multiscale Scientific Understanding to Predictions and Projections of the Earth System

“Ram” Ramaswamy, Director of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University
April 6

The Mean, the Extreme and the Connection Between Controversial Cloud Feedback and Future Heat Stress

Stephan Fueglistaler, Associate Professor of Geosciences and Director of the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
May 4

A Better Understanding of Water Availability in the U.S. Through Community Tools

Reed Maxwell, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

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