Monday, January 30, 2017

Spring 2017 Seminars in Plant Science
Green Roofs and Urban Sustainability
PLSC425 seminars are open to all!  The seminars are held in 130 Plant Sciences on Tuesdays from 11:00 am-12:15 pm


1/31 Dr. Steven Cohan, Professor of Practice, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
Dr. John Lea-Cox, Professor, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture       
“Sustainability Concepts”

 2/7 Jeff Gilbert, President, Azimuth Solar Training LLC
“Solar Energy, a Look at the Latest Technologies, Policies and Trends”

2/14 Rebecca Stack, Principal, Design Green LLC
“DC Stormwater Standards Retrofits, Regulations and Retention Credits…DC Case Studies”

2/21 Dr. John Lea-Cox, Professor, UMD PSLA
“Perception vs. Reality: Quantifying Urban Ecosystem Services”

 2/28 Greg Long, President Capitol Green Roofs
“Innovative Developments in Green Roof Designs”

3/7 Ed Snodgrass, President, Emory Knolls Farm
“China’s Developing Green Roof Industry”

3/14 Dr. Lea Johnson, Assistant Professor, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
Dr. Katie Tully, Assistant Professor, Plant Science and Landscape Architecture         
“Urban Ecology, and Agroecology”

3/21 Spring Break

3/28 Jeff-Prost-Greene President, Up Top Acres
“Urban Rooftop Farming”

4/4 Dr. Peter May, Senior Environmental Scientist Biohabitats
"New Ecosystem Creation and Restoration, Beyond Water Quality to Multifunctionality”

4/11 Dylan Reilly, MLA Student  
“Mitigating Seal Level Rise, Solutions Big and Small”

4/18 Darren DeSteffano, Horticulturist, U.S. General Services Administration
“Infinite Variety: Application of Grimes Triangle on a Rooftop

4/25 Brad Garner, Operations Director, Furbish Company
“Living Walls”

5/2 Dr. Allen Davis, Professor, Environmental Engineering
“Bioretention Systems”

5/9 Scott Lupin, Director, Campus Office of Sustainability
"Campus Sustainability-Moving up to a National Leader