Lecture Series

If you are interested in presenting a lecture, please contact Dr. Carsten Haber, CSCR founding Board Member.

Our most recent lecture took place on February 15, 2022. For CSCR, it was a very special event because we celebrated one of CSCR’s very first student cohorts (pictured below). Dr. Ross Lieb Lappen, (3rd from right); Dr. Matthew Davis, 2nd from left); Dr. Robert Hickey (center) spoke about their work today, their paths traveled, and their passions for educating and inspiring the next generation of science and civic leaders. We titled the lecture, “Celebrating 20 Years of Inspiring Students,” but it was CSCR that was most inspired by the contributions of the “Three Doctors.”

Previous Lectures

Emerging Contaminants in Water and Wildlife: Facts, Fictions, and UnknownsAnna Robuck, PhD Candidate at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography
Blurred Lines between “The Environment” and “Me”Maria Hottelet, Immunologist and Founder of Fire LLC
Biometrics for Covid-19 – Vaccine Delivery in the Developing World Toby and Tristram Norman, Forbes “30 under 30” Social Entrepreneurs and founders of Simprints
Big data for Big Mammals: Genomic Study of Ecology & Evolution of WhalesMorgan McCarthy, PhD Candidate in the Marine Mammals Ecology Group at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark
Instability: Climate Change, Health, Loss of Wildlife, and what we can d about itDr. Alexander More, Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Long Island University, in NYC, Assistant Research Professor at the Climate Change Institute and group leader at Harvard University
Sinking OceanRob Moir, Executive Director of the Ocean River Institute
Building toward US federal climate action – a look at key strategies needed to win federal action to cut carbon emissionsMargie Alt, Environmental Campaigner and Strategist at Climate Action Campaign DC
Offshore Wind: Power, Policy, and PromiseJohn Rogers, Senior Energy Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists
The effects of ocean acidification on the shell mineralogy of Crassostrea virginica (Eastern Oyster)Isabel Gutowski, Research Assistant and Outreach Instructor at Northeastern University Marine Science Center in Nahant MA ( March 6, 2019)
Wildland Fire Ecology in Massachusetts and BeyondAlexander Etkind, Specialist at Northeast Forest and Fire Management, LLC in Sandwich MA (February 13, 2019)
A Volunteer’s Perspective on Youth, Gender, and the EnvironmentTorey Hart, Peace Corps, Malawi (January 24, 2019)
Optimizing Community & Business Resilience:
Preparing for Natural Disasters by Practicing Pollution Prevention
Mary Dever-Putnam, Chief of the Environmental and Compliance Assistance Unit of EPA Region 1
Nature and Maritime Archaeology: Can Massachusetts’ hidden history be used to better understandsea level rise and global warming?Victor T. Mastone, Director and Chief Archaeologist of the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources.
Consumer product chemicals in the environment: How did they get there and what can we do?
Preventing Cancer at Home and About Town
Dr. Laurel Schaider of the Silent Spring Institute
We Need to Come Clean – the Fight Belongs to Everyone!Emily Norton, Massachusetts Chapter Director for the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest environmental advocacy group in the country
Habitat Diversity- Can ecosystems thrive when species diversity is declining?Christian Alsterberg currently pursues
a postdoctoral degree at UMASS Boston.
He obtained a PhD in Marine Ecology and BS in Biology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Ocean Acidification: Are coral reefs and clams fizzing away?George D. Buckley, Assistant Director of the Sustainability program at the Harvard University Extension School.
Plastic Pollution in the Ocean- And what you can do about it!Jessica Donohue, Research Assistant, Sea Education Association (SEA; Woods Hole, MA).
Flood Mitigation Lessons Learned from Hurricane SandySarah Hamm, M.S. Geology, Colorado School of Mines; Coastal Geologist, an expert in flood hazard analysis.
Legal From the Start: Partnering Legal and Policy Research with Current Science for Better Coastal ManagementJulia Wyman, J.D., Director of Marine Affairs Institute & Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program
From Antarctica to the Arctic: A Story of Snow, Sea Ice, and the Frigid ColdDr. Ross Lieb Lappen
Size matters: The fate of vernal pools and their inhabitantsSteven Schwartz
Developing 21st Century Green Students & SchoolsRobin Organ
What’s Behind the Revised FEMA Flood Maps and Understanding Storm Surge Impacts to the CoastlineIngeborg E. Hegemann & Matthew Creighton
Coastal Habitat ResiliencyMary B. Griffin
Restoration of Coastal Wetlands on the South ShoreJason D. Burtner
Learning from Coastal Systems how to adapt to Environmental ChangesDr. Anamarija Frankic
Diversity in the Spice of Life in Coastal EcosystemJarrett Byrnes
Exploring the Bowhead Whale Feeding Hotspot near Barrow, AKCarin Ashjian PhD
Beside Still Waters: Exploring Vernal PoolsJonathan Twining
From Headwaters to Harbor – A Look at Restoration and Research in the Gulf RiverDr. Sara Grady
Current Issues in Environmental Policy: Climate Change Adaptation, MA InitiativesJohn Clarkeson