College of the Environment Seminar Series on Critical Interdisciplinary Problems

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The Goal of this Seminar Series

The Inaugural Seminar on March 6, 2018 at 4:30 PM in the SAFS Auditorium:

West Coast Wildfires:  What are the Key Scientific Issues?


After a year of major wildfires from British Columbia to southern California, with dozens of deaths and damage in the tens of billions of dollars, western wildfires are clearly one of the key environmental issues for the region.   This seminar will explore what we know regarding the origins of the problem and discuss some of the key scientific, technical, and societal issues that must be addressed.

After an introduction by Professor John Marzluff, Chair of the College Council, three panelists will give short (15-minute) presentations:
After the panel presentations, there will be time for discussion, followed by a reception at 5:40 PM.

The COENV seminar series is a new COENV College Council initiative, with support from the Dean Office.   If successful, it is hoped that 1-2 such seminars will take place each quarter.  The College Council is interested in your suggestions and ideas, which should be directed to John Marzluff, College Council Chair (