Past Events: Penn State Energy and Environment Calendar Archive

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 9:00 – 10:00am  Online  Full details
Biography: Alyssa Findlay has been an editor at Nature Climate Change since 2019, handling papers broadly in climate impacts and adaptation. She holds a doctorate in oceanography from the University of Delaware and completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and in the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University, Denmark.

 1:00 – 1:45pm  Online  Full details
Overview of the Pennsylvania Climate Leadership Academy (PCLA) program including mission summary and opportunities for future participants. Specifics will focus on the partnership with the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) including their initiatives, membership, training and credentialing as well as a summary of association successes to date. Presenter: Daniel M. Kreeger, Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)   OVERVIEW:
 11:00am – 12:00pm  102 Chemistry Building  Full details
The Microbiome Center presents "A continental scale assessment of agricultural soil microbiomes" with Elizabeth Rieke, Soil Health Institute.

 3:30 – 4:30pm  Online  Full details
Meteo Colloquium presents Ted Shepherd, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK. ABSTRACT:  

 4:00 – 5:00pm  112 Walker Building or Online  Full details
World leaders and diplomats from nearly 200 countries attended the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, to set new targets for cutting global greenhouse gas emissions. Penn State attendee Michael E. Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences, will share his impressions about which efforts succeeded and which did not, along with his thoughts about the best path forward to net zero emissions, during a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10. The talk will take place in 112 Walker Building and be streamed via Zoom.

 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as ‘forever chemicals,’ have been manufactured and used in a variety of industrial and consumer products in the United States since the 1940s, but have only recently received broad public interest. Numerous PFAS are present in the environment and have the potential to adversely affect human health and aquatic life. Many are asking how is the Chesapeake Bay region impacted by PFAS and what is being done to protect and manage the watershed?

 12:15 – 1:15pm  Online  Full details
Ancient DNA data are being used in a variety of ways to gain a richer understanding of the past. This talk explores how ancient DNA can be used to help refine radiocarbon dating. Since there is a biological maximum for the number of years between the deaths of relatives, the ability to identify related individuals through aDNA analysis can serve as a constraint on date range estimates for radiocarbon-dated related individuals. A review of an ancient DNA global dataset found that date ranges can be reduced by dozens or even hundreds of years for related individuals. 
 7:30 – 9:00am  Online  Full details
The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus is a useful framework for addressing complex transdisciplinary natural resource and environmental challenges in integrated, innovative ways. This webinar series explores using and operationalizing WEF nexus approaches for finding solutions to these challenges. The series focuses on examples and solutions by linking and using WEF nexus approaches to timely interventions, technologies and issues of importance, especially in the context of COVID-19 and climate change.

 1:30 – 2:30pm  Online  Full details
The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment is a family foundation focused on how a vibrant economy provides support for regional economies. Geographic focal areas include the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays and Northern California and the San Francisco Bay watershed.

 5:00 – 6:30pm  Online  Full details
The National Academies’ Committee to Advise the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) (“the Committee”) is using its convening authority to support USGCRP’s engagement with a wide range of potential users in its work.
 3:30 – 4:30pm  Online  Full details
 Meteorology Colloquium presents Ke Chen, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
 11:15am – 12:30pm  529 Walker Building  Full details
Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Entomology, Penn State, presents as part of the Fall 2021 ESSC Brown Bag Series.

 12:00 – 1:00pm  104 Thomas Building or Online  Full details
Jenny Ouyang is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Our lab is interested in the ecology and evolution of physiological systems. To answer the questions above, we empirically test, in natural and laboratory populations, how, and at what rate, physiologically-regulated traits can evolve and enable organismal adaptation to changing environmental conditions.
 12:00 – 1:00pm  Online  Full details
Water Insights is an interdisciplinary seminar series on water science, water management, and water policy sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Science (SAFES). Speakers include researchers, water managers, and water policy makers from Penn State, other universities, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
 All day  Online  Full details
This virtual summit will include a highly select group of world leaders in business, academia, capital markets, government, and international nonprofits working on adaptive solutions to reimagine food, health, and economics in our COVID-disrupted world.

 4:00 – 5:00pm  Online  Full details
Fires burn in all terrestrial ecosystems on the globe, and wildfires are getting larger, more destructive and deadly. Both humans and climate are contributing to this trend. The Fall 2021 EESI EarthTalks series, “Fire in the Earth System,” will address humanity’s long relationship with fire, how humans and climate create conditions conducive to megafires, and how policy makers and land managers can address the fire problem. The seminars, which are free and open to the public, take place from 4 – 5 p.m. on Mondays via Zoom.
 3:35 – 6:00pm  Foster Auditorium or Online  Full details
2021 Eva J. Pell Interdisciplinary Lecture on Plant Health at Penn State
 3:30 – 5:00pm  Online  Full details
The National Academies’ Committee to Advise the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) (“the Committee”) is using its convening authority to support USGCRP’s engagement with a wide range of potential users in its work.
 5:00 – 10:00am  Online  Full details
The Energy Education of the Future Forum is expected to unveil innovative approaches, showcase latest developments, disseminate research findings, and share hard-earned lessons on successful examples making all participants to commit on a long-term basis for the organization of a permanent event for Energy Education in Qatar.

 5:00 – 10:00am  Online  Full details
The Energy Education of the Future Forum is expected to unveil innovative approaches, showcase latest developments, disseminate research findings, and share hard-earned lessons on successful examples making all participants to commit on a long-term basis for the organization of a permanent event for Energy Education in Qatar.