Briefing Day 2017

Entire theatre view from the balcony looking at the stage

Friday, January 13, 2017

Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

Moss Arts Center

To foster awareness of faculty interests and expertise, build internal linkages within our own faculty, and explore opportunities for mutual collaboration, the College of Natural Resources and Environment is convening our second CNRE Briefing Day. With a specific focus on faculty expertise and accomplishment in the three mission areas of the college — teaching/pedagogy, research/discovery, and engagement/ outreach, we come together to invest a day in each other and be inspired by what we do.

CNRE Briefing Day 2017 coincides with our recognition and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech.

Briefing Day Agenda

Morning refreshments in the grand lobby of the Moss Arts Center

Introduction by Paul Winistorfer, Dean, College of Natural Resources and Environment

Trainings, 50 Majors, One Shared Interest: Teaching Sustainability as a Problem-Solving Process and Strategy for Professional Development

Q&A

Intercultural Competency on a Budget: How Nine Days in Ireland Changed My Teaching

Q&A

Virginia Master Naturalists: Volunteers for Natural Resource Education, Citizen Science, and Stewardship

Q&A
Break

The Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center: The CNRE’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Q&A

Land Use/Cover Change, Watershed Simulation, and High-Performance Geocomputation

Q&A

Genomic Tools to Improve Forest Resilience Under Climate Change

Q&A
Lunch break on your own

The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center at Virginia Tech: 20 Years of Advancing the Science of Mussel Propagation and Restoration

Q&A

Conserving Coastal Shorebirds: A View From the Top and the Bottom, Are Both Needed?

Q&A

From the Po’ouli to People: Why I’m a Social Scientist, Not an Ornithologist

Q&A

Conservation of Amazon Fisheries: An Overlooked Problem

Q&A

The Influence of the Industry/ University Cooperation

Q&A
Break

The Human-Environment Relationship: Changing the Conversation

Q&A

Anatomy of a Storm: Fusing Form and Function in Weather Research and Forecasting

Q&A

The Contribution of Recreation Ecology Research to Achieving Sustainable Visitation in our National Parks and Wilderness Areas

Q&A

Closing Remarks and Reflection, by Paul Winistorfer, Dean, College of Natural Resources and Environment