Events

Date & Time
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location
Repass Lecture Hall, Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC
From Caimans to Carbon: Charting an Interdisciplinary Career

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Senior Scholar Linwood Pendlton will present "From Caimans to Carbon: Charting an Interdisciplinary Career," Wednesday, February 22. 

How does one go from studying caiman ecology to leading a project to develop markets for trading coastal blue carbon? From counting mosquito larvae in bromeliads to using big data to improve whale conservation and tourism? Pendleton's presentation will chart the evolution of his serially interdisciplinary career. It will focus on key events that propelled him from one field to the next and spurred him to try careers in academia, conservation, and the federal government to show that serially interdisciplinarity can be pursued successfully, rigorously, and enjoyably both inside and outside of traditional academic pathways.  

This talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment. A live webcast of the event will also be available.

Date & Time
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location
Online Webinar
An Accounting Approach to Ecosystem Services for Public and Private Sector Decision Making in the U.S.

Natural capital accounting—a tool being used in dozens of countries globally and by the private sector—tracks changes in ecosystem services and directly ties these changes to costs and benefits across different economic sectors. In this National Ecosystem Services Partnership webinar, Ken Bagstad and Carl Shapiro of the U.S. Geological Survey will describe ongoing work to develop the infrastructure for a national natural capital accounting system in the United States.

This webinar is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
8:00am to 9:30am
Location
Durham Marriott City Center Hotel, 201 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference

Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will deliver the welcoming address at the 2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference on March 28.

Registration is required. For more information, please visit the conference website.

Date & Time
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Durham Marriott City Center Hotel, 201 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
Incorporating Ecosystem Services into NEPA

Lydia Olander, director of the Ecosystem Services Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present during the panel session "Incorporating Ecosystem Services into NEPA," at the 2017 National Association of Environmental Professionals Conference March 28.

Registration is required. For more information, please visit the conference website.