Campuswide International Colloquium set for Nov. 14-15

Colorado State University’s seventh campuswide International Colloquium will take place Nov. 14-15 at the Lory Student Center. This year’s topic is “Ecosystem Science for the 21st Century.”

The two-day event, which concurrently celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, will feature 11 interdisciplinary panel sessions designed to give students, faculty, staff and the public a better understanding of issues surrounding ecosystem science for the 21st century. Topics include integrated research and engagement in Africa, ecosystems and climate change, environmental literacy, water and environmental sustainability in China, sustainable pastoral development in Mongolia, citizen science and educating the whole student for global ecological challenges in the 21st century. This year, the Colloquium will also include graduate student Ignite talks, a poster session and a half-day NREL symposium.

The Office of International Programs organized the 2017 International Colloquium jointly with the Natural Resource Ecology Lab, with support from the Office of the President and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

All sessions are free and open to the public and will be held at the Lory Student Center. View the full schedule here.


Tuesday, Nov. 14

9  a.m.– 10:30 a.m.
Opening Plenary Room 382

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fukushima Reactor Accident Impact on the Local Environment | LSC Room 386
Water and Environmental Sustainability in China | Grey Rock Room
Critical Knowledge Gaps in Soil Organic Matter Dynamics for Monitoring Soil C | LSC Room 382

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Educating the Whole Student for Global Ecological Challenges | LSC Room 376

2 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Regional Climate Change Effects and Ecosystem Responses in the North Central U.S. | LSC Room 386
Use of Ecosystem Models at NREL during the Past 50 Years | Grey Rock Room
Reinventing Discovery: Ecosystem Science Empowered by Citizen Science | LSC Room 382

4 p.m.– 6 p.m.
Graduate Student Ignite Talks | Ballroom D

Wednesday, Nov. 15

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Environmental Literacy | LSC Room 386
Ecosystem Approaches to Sustainable Pastoral Development in Mongolia | Grey Rock Room

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Integrated Research and Engagement in Africa: Looking to the Past and Designing Innovations for the Future | Grey Rock Room
Applications of Ecosystem Science to Real-world Challenges |LSC Room 382

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
NREL SymposiumEcosystem Science in the 21st Century | Ballroom A

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Poster Session | Ballroom B