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Spring Schedule 2012

STEP seminars are held in Wallace Hall 300 (unless specified otherwise )
12 noon until 1pm
(Lunch is served at 11:45a)

February 13th, 2012 " The Fate of the Land Carbon Sink."

Stephen W. Pacala

Frederick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Director, Princeton Environmental Institute
Princeton University

February 20th, 2012 " Water for Sustainable Ecosystems "
Kelly Caylor

Assistant Professor Of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University

February 27th, 2012 " The First Census of Marine Life: Implications for Public Policy and for Global Science "
Jesse H. Ausubel

Director, Program for the Human Environment, Rockefeller University

March 5th, 2012 "How Quantum Mechanics Can Help Solve the World's Energy Problems "
Emily Carter

Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics
Founding Director, Gerhard R. Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

March 12th,  2012 " Managing a Malthusian Crisis: The Future of the Biomedical Workforce"
Shirley Tilghman

President of Princeton University, Professor of Molecular Biology

March 19th, 2012  
NO STEP Seminar -  Spring Break Week

March 26th, 2012   " Information as a Tool of Environmental Regulation "
Michael Herz

Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University,  Microsoft/LAPA Fellow 2011/12, Princeton University

April 2nd, 2012 " The Role of Scientific Assessments in Policy Formulation: The UK National Ecosystem Assessment ( NEA)  "
Robert Watson

Professor of Environmental Science and Director of Strategic Development, University of East Anglia and   Chief Scientific Advisor  Department  for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs(DEFRA) London, UK.

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April 9th, 2012 "Does Agricultural Intensification Protect Forests?"
Ruth DeFries


Denning Professor of Sustainable Development
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Columbia University

April 16th, 2012 " Climate Change,Nuclear Power and Nuclear Proliferation: Magnitude Matters "
Rob Goldston

Professor of Astrophysics,  Princeton University

April 23rd,  2012 "  Sea Otters, Kelp Forests, and Coastal Communities: Ecosystem Services Amongst Trophic Cascades"
Kai Chan 

Research Chair and Associate Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability,  University of British Columbia

April 30th, 2012 " Using Google-Earth Satellite Imagery to Assess Nuclear Proliferation Programs"
Frank Pabian

Senior Geospatial Information Analyst at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Global Security Directorate and a visiting scholar at CISAC ( Stanford University)

May 7th, 2012 " Impacts of Fisheries and Global Warming on Marine Ecosystems "
Daniel Pauly

Professor, Fisheries Centre and Zoology, Principal investigator , Sea Around Us Project, University of British Columbia

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