Environmental Studies Events

Environmental Studies 2018-2019 Lecture Series

The Making of an Environmentalist
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 p.m., Jundt Auditorium 110

Presentation by Mike Petersen from the Lands Council

A lecture of the Environmental Studies Lecture Series..

For more information: henning@gonzaga.edu

COYOTES & KNAPWEED—Rewilding in the Anthropocene
October 24 2018, 5:30 p.m., Wolff Auditorium

Presentation by Greg Gordon, Ph.D.

Climate change, habitat fragmentation, and modification of Earth’s life support systems have ushered in a new geological epoch…The Anthropocene. Urban rewilding can not only alleviate biodiversity loss and maintain ecosystem services, it can also help heal the rupture between humans and nature.

For information contact: gordong@gonzaga.edu

LAKE BAIKAL—Protecting Russia’s Sacred Sea
October 8 2018, 6 p.m., Hemmingson Center Room 312

Presentation by Jean MacGregor, The Evergreen State College

Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest, largest, deepest and most biologically unusual lake. Surrounded by wilderness, the lake offers breathtaking scenery and fascinating endemic wildlife, including the Baikal Seal, the only freshwater seal in the world.

However, this “Galapagos of Asia” is located in remote southern Siberia, one of the poorest regions in Russia. In the face of variety of environmental threats, local citizen initiatives are doing all they can to protect this magnificent place.

For more information: henning@gonzaga.edu