Events

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:00am - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:00am

The world has become increasingly telecoupled through distant flows of information, matter, energy, organisms, people, money, and technology. Through connecting people and the environment in one place to those in distant places, the flows can have enormous impacts across telecoupled human and natural systems. The telecoupling framework provides novel perspectives for researchers to investigate the mechanisms and impacts of flows on the human and natural systems that are far away.

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:00am - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:00am

Global food trade is necessary to balance supply and demand across the world due to regional differences including climate, diet preference, and population growth. In the past decades, global food trade has increased exponentially in trading quantity and commodity types, resulting in drastic impacts on food production and global environment. The integrated telecoupling framework offers novel perspectives for researchers to study food production and consumption changes and the related environmental issues.

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 8:00am - Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

The teleconnections and telecouplings offer conceptual frameworks to evaluate socio-economic and environmental interactions over distances. In order to transition to environmental sustainability, the frameworks are helpful to measure drivers and impacts of the interactions, and to model the interactions from global to local scales. The goal of this conference is to provide, from global to local, interdisciplinary sustainability solutions, which can be covered by the themes:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

In the course of our work -- whether that be at a boat launch, in a nature reserve, at an outreach fair, or at someone’s doorstep or office -- we may be exposed to inappropriate remarks or behavior from coworkers and members of the public. This training will equip us with information and tools for dealing with these situations and can facilitate open discussions between supervisors and field crews about harassment and discrimination.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Landscapes across the world are increasingly interconnected, both ecologically and socioeconomically. To understand and manage such complex interconnections, a relatively new integrated framework of telecoupling is proposed (http://www.telecoupling.org). Telecouplings are socioeconomic and ecological interactions between multiple coupled human and natural systems (e.g., landscapes) over distances. They occur during trade, water transfer, payment for ecosystem services, foreign investment, migration, and tourism.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The world is increasingly telecoupled through distant flows of information, matter, energy, organisms, people, money, and technology. Such telecouplings (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances) can drastically influence sustainable development and conservation across local to global scales. The integrated telecoupling framework offers novel perspectives on how human-nature interactions in one place can have enormous effects on those far away, and on how distant feedbacks affect people and landscapes.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am

 What careers are there beyond academia? 

 How do you deal with less inclusive environments than academia? 

What can you do as a new employee with minimal power? 

 

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 8:00am - 8:30pm

A wide array of topics will be discussed in more than 20 oral presentations while others will present the results of their research as part of the poster session. While there are too many topics to list all of them, they include a great representation of the full breadth of the department.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 3:30pm
Monday, December 11, 2017 (All day) - Friday, December 15, 2017 (All day)

Interactions among coupled human and natural systems are increasing in extent and intensity. While distant interactions have long existed, they have increased sharply in recent decades, with the growth in trade, migration, cross-border flows of knowledge and capital. These ‘telecouplings’ have both short- and long-term effects on the natural (e.g., natural ecosystems and their services, land cover, biodiversity) and human (e.g., sociodemographic, economic, cultural) components of coupled systems and their feedbacks.