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The Front Range Student Ecology Symposium is coming soon!

The Front Range Student Ecology Symposium (FRSES) is an annual event hosted by the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. This year’s theme is “Frontiers in Integrating Society, Environment, and Uncertainty” and the keynote address will be given by Dr. F. Stuart Chapin, III, professor emeritus of ecology at the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska- Fairbanks. The event will take place on February 18 and 19 at the Lory Student Center. Details are below.

Front Range Student Ecology Symposium 2014

“Frontiers in Integrating Society, Environment, and Uncertainty”

What: Students from universities across the Front Range will be gathering at the 20th Annual Student Ecology Symposium on February 18 and 19 at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center. The student-run symposium provides an opportunity for a show-case of student work and serves as a forum for networking and critical discussion of research in a supportive peer environment.

Call to Action: Fellow students and faculty are encouraged to attend to learn about the current research conducted in ecology and related fields at CSU and in our region. The event is FREE and open to the public, so please invite others in the community.

Event Details: The symposium begins on Tuesday, February 18 at 4:00pm, with the Keynote Speaker Address by Dr. F. Stuart Chapin, III, professor emeritus of ecology at Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska- Fairbanks. His research focuses on the sustainable lifestyles of indigenous people and how they are adapting to a changing climate. His talk is titled “Ecosystem stewardship: Sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet”. Following the Keynote Address there will be a catered reception in the University Club with students and Dr. Chapin.

On Wednesday, February 19 the student oral presentations begin from 8:00am-11:45am, with categories ranging from Fish and Wildlife to Soil and Microbial Ecology to Global Climate Change and Conservation. Each presentation lasts 15 minutes with several talks grouped into each session. Lunch will be provided along with several fast-paced IGNITE talks from 12:00-1:00pm, featuring innovative CSU researchers: Ed Hall, Liba Pejchar, Claudia Boot, and Tony Cheng. Afternoon presentations, focusing on topics such as Modeling and Humans Dimensions of Natural Resources follow from 1:00-2:15pm.

The poster presentations will be displayed in the North Ballroom from 2:30-4:30pm. Concurrently, the Photo Contest will take place, with the display of the 2014 research photograph submissions. We encourage everyone to cast their votes for the shots that best capture research in action.  This session will be followed by a catered reception and LIVE music by Blue Grama Bluegrass from 4:30-7:00, with an awards ceremony at 5:30 to recognize outstanding student presenters.

The event is made possible thanks to the generous support of its donors, including CSU’s Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, ASCSU,  Warner College of Natural Resources, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, and many more.

For more information and the full event schedule, visit http://lamar.colostate.edu/~ecosym/events_overview.html

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