2020 Carson Scholars Webinar Series

(De)Stressing the Earth and Ourselves

Intersections of Environment and Justice: From Our Bodies to the Earth

Moderated by Aaron Bugaj, Biosphere 2

The Carson Scholars Program webinar series, Intersections of Environment and Justice: From Our Bodies to the Earth, brings together the expertise of the 2020 cohort of graduate students to discuss the future of food; management and re-use of resources; environmental, health, and social justice; and environmental stresses and climate impacts. In four one-hour webinars, the 12 Scholars detail the challenges facing communities around the world and innovations that could impact the way we interact with the planet and each other. Click here to learn more about the Carson Scholars Program.

(De)Stressing the Earth and Ourselves

Environmental changes – from soil nutrients that plants use to budget their lives to compromised water quality in large river systems to global warming of the ocean and atmosphere…these can be instigated by both natural and human stresses. In this webinar, Carson Scholars from the departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Sciences, and Geosciences will discuss the tools they use to understand environmental stresses and the lives impacted by these stresses.


That’s a Spicy Pepper: Learning How Plants Allocate Resources by Using a Local Pepper
Alex Karnish, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Bimmaaxpée/Sacred Waters: Bridging Traditional Understandings and Science to Protect the Little Bighorn River
JoRee LaFrance, Department of Environmental Science

Fats from the Past: Using Fossil Molecules to Understand Changes in Earth’s Climate
Grace Windler, Department of Geosciences

Click the link below to register for one or all of the webinars in the series.

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5 p.m. Oct. 29, 2020