2014 Symposium

The 2014 DCS Symposium focused on Urban Ecology

Location: Sanford 004 (see directions here)
Date: Friday, March 28th

Preliminary Speaker List:

Todd BenDor, UNC Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning
From his UNC faculty page“Professor BenDor’s research and teaching focus on producing better ways to understand the impacts that human activities and development can have on sensitive ecological and environmental systems. His research uses both qualitative and quantitative techniques.”
Professor BenDor gave the intro and talked about questions in urban environmental management and developing markets for urban environmental markets.

Barbara Deutsch, Landscape Architecture Foundation  Executive Director
From her LAF staff page: “Barbara has a diverse background in both the private and not-for-profit sector. She brings ten years of award-winning marketing experience from IBM before making a career change to become a landscape architect. This experience was influential in the development of LAF’s Landscape Performance Series strategic research initiative. Prior to LAF, Barbara worked on re-greening cities from Hong Kong to Washington, DC.  She served most recently as an Associate Director for BioRegional’s OnePlanet Communities program in Washington, DC to deliver Zero Carbon, Zero Waste, Livable communities.  In addition she served as Senior Director of Casey Trees where she led the 2002 Street Tree Inventory, Citizen Forester Program, and 1425 K Street Green Roof Demonstration Project. She was principal investigator for the award-winning EPA Grant “The Green Build-out Model:  Quantifying the Stormwater Management Benefits of Trees and Green Roofs in Washington, DC”, which has helped inform EPA’s proposed new stormwater ruling and the District of Columbia’s stormwater planning and programs.”
Ms. Deutsch talked about the LAF’s Landscape Performance program and re-greening cities.

Chris Moorman, NCSU Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and Coordinator of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program
Research interests from his NCSU Faculty Page:“Global change and wildlife; forest wildlife management with emphasis on fire ecology, conservation of wildlife in agricultural landscapes, avian ecology and conservation in temperate and tropical regions, urban wildlife ecology and management, management of native plant communities.”
Dr. Moorman talked about urban wildlife greenways.

Dr. Elizabeth Hilborn, DVM, MPH, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory
Dr. Hilborn spoke about land use as a risk factor for lyme disease.


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