Updated: April 16, 2013
Instructor: Dr. Ron Coleman
Seminar: Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:20pm.
A series of at least 14 seminars in ecological and environmental issues. Topics within each seminar will vary each semester. May be repeated for credit. No more than one unit of BIO 186 may be counted toward the upper division major requirement.
Field trips. None
Prerequisite: BIO 1,2; Cross-listed as ENVS 186B; only one may be counted for credit
Graded: Credit/No credit
Scheduling: Every fall, next offered Fall 2013
Text: No text.
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Date Speakers for Fall 2013 Title Sept 4 Ron Coleman CSUS Biological Sciences Introduction to Course Sept 11 Sept 18 Sept 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 * Journals due for M-Z Oct 16* Journals due for A-L Oct 23 Undergraduate Research Oct 30 Nov 6 Ron Coleman Fish Parental Care Nov 13 Nov 20
Nov 27 Thanksgiving eve ----- No seminar ------ Dec 4 Dec 11
Date Speakers for Fall 2012 Title Aug 29 Ron Coleman CSUS Biological Sciences Introduction to Course Sept 5 Bob Metcalf CSUS Biological Sciences The Energy Crisis in Africa, with a Solar Alternative Sept 12 Tim Horner CSUS Geology If you build it, will they come? Salmon restoration on the American River Sept 19 Robert Shields Environmental Consultant with Harvey & Associates A Year in the Field for a Wildlife Biologist Sept 26 Erika Fritsch UC Davis Environmental chemical impacts on Ca2+ signalling in fish species Oct 3 * Journals due for M-Z Matt McGee UC Davis Underwater Predators: The Evolution of Suction Feeding in Fishes Oct 10* Journals due for A-L Jamie Kneitel A Drop in the Bucket: Threats to Vernal Pools and Conservation Implications Oct 17 Students (Sam Borstein, Esther Tracy, Alex Webb) Undergraduate Research Oct 24 Ramona Swenson Cardno/Entrix The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Water, Fish, Floods and Money Oct 31 Ron Coleman Fish Parental Care Nov 7 Gail Patricelli UC Davis Courtship negotiations in sage-grouse: experiments using a robotic female Nov 14
Keith Miles USGS
Sea Otters as Indicators of the Condition of the Nearshore Environment Nov 21 Thanksgiving eve ----- No seminar ------ Nov 28 Lily Douglas Bureau of Land Management How to Get a Federal Job Dec 5 Ben Sacks UC Davis California Foxes
Date Speakers for Fall 2010 Title Sept 1 Ron Coleman CSUS Biological Sciences Introduction to Course Sept 8 Tim Horner CSUS Geology If you build it, will they come? Gravel restoration projects on the American River Sept 15 Bob Metcalf CSUS Biological Sciences The Energy Crisis in Africa, with a Solar Alternative Sept 22 Sarah van Ruiten, Tracy Audisio and Angela DePalma CSUS Biological Sciences Summer Research Experiences Sept 29 Tom Gohring Sacramento Water Forum The Sacramento Water Forum Oct 6 no talk -- Journals due * Journals due Oct 13 Rich Bireley CA Dept. Pesticide Regulation Evaluation of Pesticides for Effects to Nontarget Organisms Oct 20 Rob Grasso US Fish and Wildlife Service Tapped out: Preserving Aquatic Biodiversity in Forested Landscapes Oct 27 Larry Brown USGS Climate Change and Effects on Fishes in the San Francisco Estuary Nov 3 G.O. Graening Use of Stable Isotopes in Speleobiology Nov 10 Ramona Swenson Cardno ENTRIX Restoration at the Salton Sea: Opportunities, constraints, and things your professor didn't teach you about working Nov 17
A Year of Working in the Field Nov 24 Thanksgiving eve ----- No seminar ------ Dec 1 Ron Coleman Parental Investment in Fishes Dec 8 Geoff Teigen The Power of Poop
Date Speakers for Fall 2009 Title Sept 2 Ron Coleman CSUS Biological Sciences Introduction to Course Sept 9 Bob Metcalf CSUS Biological Sciences The Energy Crisis in Africa, with a Solar Alternative Sept 16 Leah Fisher US Army Corps of Engineers Clean Water Sept 23 Michelle Stevens CSUS Environmental Studies The Tragedy of the Mesopotamian Marshes: a Lack of Water in the Tigris Euphrates Watershed. Sept 30 Rich Bireley CA Dept. Pesticide Regulation Evaluation of Pesticides for Effects to Nontarget Organisms Oct 7 Melanie Loo CSUS Biological Sciences Darwin, Evolution, and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands Oct 14 Ron Coleman CSUS Biological Sciences Earthquakes, fishes and floods: Dynamics of tropical riverine ecosystems Oct 21 Shannon Datwyler CSUS Biological Sciences Pollination in the beardtonges Oct 28 Tim Washburn SAFCA Flood Risk Management Challenges in the Lower Sacramento Valley Nov 4 Erika Holland UC Davis Eco-toxicology Nov 11 Veterans Day -- University closed Nov 18
Mark Dendy CSUS/ARC
Seals and salmon in the Delta Nov 25 Thanksgiving eve ----- No seminar ------ Dec 2 Dan Airola Airola Environmenal Consulting Sacramento's urban Purple Martins Dec 9 Stephanie Carlson, UC Berkeley Central Valley salmon