2018 Spring FEW Seminar
Sharpen your interdisciplinary science skills by learning new tools and methods through mini-workshops and primers!
This seminar will help you build skills for multiple career paths in interdisciplinary science, with a suite of guest lectures, primers, and mini-workshops on a range of methods and models.
Co-convened as GEO 595-02 (CRN 38841)and NRSM 595-02 (CRN 38621); Fridays 11:00-11:50 in Stone Hall 217. 1 credit Spring 2018.
January 26 Models and Methods for Complex Systems and Interdisciplinary Science: the what and why of models for understanding our world; Dr. Alisa Wade, Program Coordinator, UM BRIDGES
February 2 Introduction to Simulation Modeling: systems dynamics and agent based models; Dr. Alisa Wade
February 9 Ethics and the Environment: the Klamath Basin crisis as a case study in the nexus of food, energy, and water in the American West; Dr. Dan Spencer, Professor, Environmental Studies, University of Montana
February 16 R Primer (for enrolled students only)
February 23 Policy-Relevant Science: an expert panel discussion of how to connect research to policy-making; Moderator: Dr. Brian Chaffin, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Conservation. Panelists will include Jakki Mohr, UM College of Business; Stephen Posner, COMPASS; Dave Naugle, College of Forestry
March 2 Optimization Modelling: Drs. Marco Maneta and Payton Gardner, Associate and Assistant Professors, Department of Geosciences, University of Montana
March 9 Non-market Valuation: estimating values for non-market goods and services; Dr. Katrina Mullan, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Montana
March 16 Google Earth Engine: Dr. Nathaniel Robinson, Research Scientist, Department of Forest Management, University of Montana
March 23 Conceptual Models: conceptual models as boundary objects for interdisciplinary team science; Dr. Kristal Jones, Assistant Research Scientist, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland
April 6 Climate-carbon Feedbacks in the Earth System: Dr. Ashley Ballantyne, Associate Professor, Ecosystem Science and Restoration, University of Montana
April 13 HydroViz: on-line hydrological system visualization; Dr. Andrew Wilcox, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, University of Montana
April 20 Working with Tribes in a Research Context: Dr. Ed Galindo, PI, Indigenous STEM Research and Graduate Education Program, University of Idaho
April 27 Co-production of Knowledge: skills and processes; Dr. Carina Wyborn, Research Adviser, Luc Hoffmann Institute
May 4 Lightning Talks (for enrolled students only): Kristin Merony-Sleeper, Doctoral Student, Department of Society and Conservation