PEI created the Faculty Seminar Series 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.

Seminars begin at 12:30 p.m. in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Lunch is served at noon in the Guyot Atrium. All lectures are open to the public. Video of the seminars are made available on PEI’s website.


Upcoming Faculty Seminar Series

Spring 2020

Seminar Topics Speaker(s)
Feb. 4

The Midlatitude Surface Westerlies: Why They Exist and Their Poleward Movement in Response to Global Warming

Isaac Held, Senior Meteorologist in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
March 3

The Basic Biology of Rebuilding a Wilderness: Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Rob Pringle, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
April 7

Eco-Swarāj: Can India Achieve Environmental Self-Rule?

Meera Subramanian, PEI Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities
May 5

Forever Chemicals No More: Harnessing the Novel Feammox Bacterium for PFAS Defluorination

Peter Jaffe, William L. Knapp ’47 Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Past PEI Faculty Seminar Series

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