Conservation Social Science Seminar - Spring 2017

NRSM 594 | Wednesdays 4-4:50 p.m. in CHCB 452

February 15: Dane Scott, Associate Professor of Ethics | Can Frankenpigs & Frankenfish Save the Planet? Genetically Engineered Animals and Planetary Boundaries” 

February 22: Jeff Crane, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Martin’s University | “Bringing Life Back to Northwest Rivers and Nearshore Environments:The Elwha River and Nisqually Delta Restorations” 

March 1: Jon Waterman, award-winning author and wilderness explorer | Event starts at 6 p.m. at the Roxy Theater, followed by talk at 6:30 p.m. | “Colorado River Journey: A Century of Changing Rivers in the West” 

March 8: Wayne Freimund, Professor, Parks and Protected Area Management | “When is Enough, Enough? What Should We Do in the Face of Popularity for National Parks”

March 15: Bill Borrie, Professor of Park and Recreation Management | “Why We Shouldn’t Map Wilderness”

March 22: NO SPEAKER (Spring Break)

March 29: Laurie Yung, Associate Professor of Natural Resource Social Science | “Addressing the Challenges of Interdisciplinary Research”

April 5: Jill Belsky, Professor of Rural & Environmental Sociology 

April 12: Keith Bosak, Associate Professor of Nature Based Tourism and Recreation |“Climate Change and Socio-Economic Change in the Indian Himalaya”

April 19: Norma Nickerson, Research Professor; Director of ITRR | “Shifting Trends in Montana Tourism and Recreation”

April 26: Field trip (TBD) with Brian Chaffin, Assistant Professor of Water Policy and Jenn Thomsen Assistant Professor of Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management

May 3: Final Reflections