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CEREO March 2016

New Graduate Environmental Science Course (ENVR_SCI 592): Advanced Environmental Hydrology

Course: Environ Sci 592
Instructor: Moffett (Vancouver)
Title: Advanced Environmental Hydrology
Description: Graduate level survey of concepts and quantitative analysis of: surface water and boundary layer flows, mixing, and stratification; groundwater flows and groundwater-surface water interaction, including submarine groundwater discharge; soil moisture, unsaturated flows, ecological and landscape water use, water resources. Prerequisites: college-level physics, multivariable calculus, introductory hydrology.
Credits: 3
Schedule: M/W/F 1:10-2pm
Cap: 15
AMS: to Pullman, TriCities, Puyallup
Intended to be offered in even-year spring semesters in the future.

Collective for Social and Environmental Justice (CSEJ) Symposium on “Environmental and Climate Justice Practices.”

Date: April 8th (Friday); Venue: WSU Vancouver campus, VDEN 110 (auditorium); Time: 10:20 AM-4:15 PM. The event is free and open to the public.
Speakers & Topics:
Gail Small, Member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Professor of Native American Studies, Montana State University. (JD Degree and a Certificate of Completion in Environmental & Natural Resource Law from U of Oregon) Talk: “Climate Justice in Indian Country”
Rik Scarce, Professor of Sociology, Skidmore College. (PhD in Sociology from WSU)
Talk: “Trajectories of Injustices: Reflections on Three Decades of Radical Environmentalism”
Cindy Wiesner, National Coordinator, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), Co-Chair, Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) and the Our Power Campaign. Talk: “It Takes Roots: Frontline Communities at COP21 and Beyond”

Call for Abstracts

Submit Abstracts “Progress in quantifying impacts of land use and land cover change in a changing climate using an Earth system modeling approach”
The abstract due date is March 30th
China National Convention Center, Beijing, 24-27th October 2016

A list of keynote speakers of the meeting can be found at

HORT 330 – Landscape Plants for Urban and Community Environments – Fall 2016

M,W 12:10 – 1 PM and TU,TH 9:10 – 10:25 AM – 3 credits – no prereqs
The environmental, ecological, and human health impacts of increasing urbanization, globalization, and climate change are growing. Impacts include increases in the rate of introduction of invasive plants and pests, the rising urban heat-island effect, the need for local food production, and increases in human deaths associated with reduced air quality. Landscape plants can be used in human-dominated landscapes to mitigate or adapt to some of these impacts. This course focuses on understanding environmental and human health impacts in areas of concentrated populations and on how groups of plants, based on their characteristics, could be used in human-dominated landscapes to moderate these issues.
HORT 330
For more information, contact Dr. Virginia Lohr