University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Forestry Department Seminars - Spring 2015

TPC 217, Mondays, 11AM (unless otherwise indicated)



January 18

Martin Luther King Birthday (Academic Holiday)  – No Seminar

January 25

No Seminar

February 1

Project Proposals (Rachel Landham, Wes Dement)

February 8

Project Proposals (Marissa Thalken, Phillip Arant)

February 15


February 22


February 29

Project Proposals (Jennifer McKenzie, Stratton Hatfield)

March 2 (Wednesday)

David J. Nowak, “i-Tree: Modeling Tree and Forest Ecosystem Services and Values”, Project Leader, USDA Forest Service (Co-sponsored with Urban Forestry Program)

March 14

UK Spring Break Week – No Seminar

March 21

Jeffery Sole “Overview of The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern US Climate Resiliency Analysis and Ongoing Kentucky Chapter of TNC Conservation Efforts” Director of Conservation, KY Chapter of TNC (Graduate Students Choice)

March 28

Graduate Student Project Proposals

The Initial Response of an Upland Hardwood Forest to Mechanical Mastication (Devin Black)

Long-term Response of an Upland Oak Forest to Prescribed Fire ( Zach Poynter)

April 4


April 11

Betsy Beymer-Farris “The Politics and Ecology of Carbon Forestry in Tanzania” Geography Department, University of Kentucky

April 18

David Buehler, “New Insights into the Migration Ecology of Golden-winged Warblers” Professor of Wildlife Science, University of Tennessee  (Graduate Students Choice)

April 21 (Thursday)

Nicolas Williamson “Growing Urban Forestry Outreach and Awareness at the University of Kentucky and in the Inner Bluegrass” (Exit Seminar, 8:30 am ~ 9:10 am)

April 25

Jerry Skees “Understanding the Role of Science in Developing Financial Innovations to Serve the Poor in Developing Countries” , Professor of Agricultural Policy and Risk, University of Kentucky

May 2

UK Finals week – No Seminar