University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Forestry Department Seminars - Spring 2014

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

 

Date

Speaker

January 20

Martin Luther King Birthday (Academic Holiday)  – No Seminar

January 27

M.S. Thesis Proposal Seminar
Kel Rayens, Social and economic attributes of households near Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park and their influence on the adoption of improved cookstoves

Wesley Staats, Evaluating the effect of canopy structure and openness on plethodontid salamander species abundance and richness

February 3

M.S. Thesis Proposal Seminar
Chase Clark, The effects of forestry best management practices on watershed processes in southeastern Kentucky

February 17

Dr. Kirk Pomper, Kentucky State University
Title: Way Down Yonder in the Pawpaw Patch: Pawpaw Research at Kentucky State University

February 24

Dr. Daehyun Kim, Assistant Professor, UK Department of Geography
Title: Spatial position explains multi-decadal survivorship and mortality of individual woody plants within a remnant of eutrophic woodland at the University of Kentucky Arboretum

March 3

M.S. Thesis Proposal Seminar
Chase Clark, The effects of forestry best management practices on watershed processes in southeastern Kentucky

March 10

Open Seminar Date

March 17

Spring Break - No Seminar

March 24

M.S. Thesis Proposal Seminar:
Suraj Upadhaya, Using remotely sensed data to evaluate the ecological and economic impacts of wildfire in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

March 31

M.S. Thesis Defense Seminar:
Sandhya Nepal, Modeling site suitability for establishing dedicated energy crops in northern Kentucky

April 7

M.S. Thesis Proposal Seminar:
Chase Clark, The effects of forestry best management practices on watershed processes in southeastern Kentucky

April 14

M.S. Thesis Proposal Seminar:
Joe McDermott, Cause Specific Mortality and Recruitment of Neonatal White-tailed  Deer

Caleb Haymes, Survival, Cause-specific Mortality, Reproduction, and Birth-site Preference in Adult Female White-tailed Deer in Southeast Kentucky

April 21

M.S. Thesis Proposal Seminar:
Mickey Agha, Modeling survival of an imperiled reptile: an 18-year evaluation of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) at a wind-energy facility in Southern California

April 23

9-10 AM (defense to follow)
M.S Thesis Defense Seminar
Kenton Sena, Influence of Spoil Type on Afforestation Success and Hydrochemical Function on a Surface Coal Mine in Eastern Kentucky

2-3 PM (defense to follow)
M.S Thesis Defense Seminar
Brenee Muncy, The Effects of Mountaintop Removal Mining and Valley Fills on Stream Salamander Communities

April 28

M.S. Thesis Proposal Seminars:
Tess Angel, The influence of slope and topography on mine soil compaction and the productivity and survival of hardwood seedlings

Christian Oldham, A multi-scale assessment of the effects of disturbance on a generalist and a specialist snake species