Appalachian Laboratory

Visiting Scholar Seminar Series

Current Schedule: Fall 2022

Friday, August 12, 11am: A'laurenye' McBeth, Atlee Wise, Cameron Garland, Chris Bailey, Jesudunsin Dawodu, and Trevor Frissell (Appalachian Laboratory Summer 2022 Interns) 
Friday, September 9, 11am: Marie Pegard, French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE). Host: Matt Fitzpatrick 
Friday, September 23, 11am: Joely Desimone, UMCES-AL. Host: Emily Cohen 
Friday, October 28, 11am: Ning Zeng, UMCP. Host: David Nelson 
Friday, December 2, 11am: Cody Kent, Frostburg State University. Host: TBD 
Friday, December 9, 11am: Matt Houser, TNC/UMCES. Host: TBD  

Recent seminars:

Dr. Joely Desimone presented, "Migratory physiology of the nomadic Pine Siskin" as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on Friday, September 23, 2022.


Dr. Kate Sheehan, Frostburg State University, presented "Disease ecology and the importance of invertebrate community systems in understanding host infection dynamics and conservation," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on May 5, 2022.


Dr. Maggie Triska, Round River Conservation Studies, presented "Grizzly bear and ungulate habitat associations in the Canadian Arctic: Weaving indigenous knowledge and western science to advance conservation outcomes," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on Thursday, April 7, 2022.


On Thursday, March 17, 2021, faculty from the UMCES-Appalachian Laboratory presented a series of lightning talks on their current research activities. Faculty participating included Dr. Andrew Elmore, Dr. David Nelson, Dr. Emily Cohen, Dr. Keith Eshleman, Dr. Bob Hilderbrand, Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick, Dr. Susanne Lachmuth, Dr. Jing Zhao, and Dr. Xin Zhang.  


On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Dr. Khurshid Jahan, MDSG State Science Policy Fellow, presented "Optimization of the design of a suburban runoff treatment system using stormwater management model (SWMM)" as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.


On Thursday, December 2, 2021, Dr. Tassew Mekuria, a fellow with the MDSG State Science Policy program, presented "Carbon nanotubes and cobalt ferrite composite as a nano sensor for monitoring chromium in water" as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.


On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Dr. Rachel Lamb, MDSG State Science Policy Fellow, presented "Context and Future Directions for Integrating High-Resolution Forest Carbon Science into State Climate Mitigation Planning," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series.   


Dr. Cassie Gurbisz, St. Mary's College of MD, presented "Submerged aquatic vegetation recovery dynamics in Chesapeake Bay: Surprise resurgence and unexpected interactions" as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on October 28, 2021.


On Thursday, October 21, 2021, Dr. Bill Dennison, Dr. Vanessa Vargas-Nguyen UMCES-IAN), and Katrina Kelly (UMES) presented a conceptual framework for an Environmental Justice Index for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which was developed through a graduate course in the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science (MEES) program held in Spring 2021.


On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Dr. Andrea Pain, UMCES-HPL, presented "Impacts of continental ice retreat on carbon fluxes from land to sea: insights from Greenland," as part of the Appalachian Laboratory's virtual Visiting Scholars Seminar Series.


Dr. Clara Fuchsman, UMCES-HPL, presented "Better understanding of the biogeochemistry of marine Oxygen Deficient Zones by examining interactions between trophic levels with metagenomic data," as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series on Thursday, September 16. 

Dr. Eric Davidson, Tanya Gossett, Dr. Dan Filer, and Rhonda Schwinabart presented "State of the Network: Reviewing and presenting the findings from the five-year assessment report of the Chesapeake Watershed CESU Research Network," on June 10, 2021. To learn more about the Chesapeake Watershed CESU visit the Network's website


Dr. Veronica Del Bianco, UMCES-Appalachian Laboratory, presented "How do we know if citizen science volunteers are collecting good observational data?" on May 20, 2021.  


Dr. Katie Lotterhos, Northeastern, presented "Adaptation and responses to climate change: insights and perspectives" on Thursday, May 13.  

Dr. Meredith Steele, Virginia Tech, presented "Urban macrosystems: Parcels to continents (and everything in between)," on May 6, 2021, as part of the Visiting Scholar Seminar Series. 


Past Virtual Seminars

Visit our Past Virtual Seminars page to find recordings of other virtual seminars from the spring 2021 and fall 2020 semesters. 

Past In-Person Seminars

Information on past in-person seminars can be found on the past seminars page