Lunch & Learn

  • Lunch & Learn 2020
    Cancelled due to you know what!
    Maybe virtual next year...
    Posted Dec 1, 2020, 8:42 AM by uerc pdx
  • Lunch & Learn 2019

    2019 First Friday Lunch ‘n Learn speaker series schedule


    The “First Friday” lunch-and-learn series features topics that Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium attendees indicated they most wanted to learn more about. Unless otherwise noted, First Friday talks are held from 12:15-1 p.m. at Metro (600 NE Grand Ave., Portland) and generally involve a 30 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A/discussion.





    May 3

    Sabrina Ortiz Luna

    Designing Hydro-logical Community Resilience


    June 7*

    Katie Holzer 

    Who does it best? Engineers vs. beavers in a stormwater treatment facility
    (discussion in the field)*

    July 12**
    (the 2nd Friday)

    Noah Jenkins

    Dam, it's hot in here! Human vs. Beaver-Constructed Dams and Stream Temperature


    August 2

    Aaron Ramirez

    Hydraulic vulnerability of native trees is increased by urban heat


    September 6

    Laura McMullen

    Interaction of climate change with restoration action maturation in an urban environment: Impacts to salmon habitat


    October 4

    Janine Castro

    Streams without biology: How physics inadvertently usurped river restoration


    November 1

    Alex Staunch

    Exploratory Noxious Weed Survey of the Middle and Upper Columbia Slough Watersheds


    December 6

    Jason King

    Design for climate: an interdisciplinary approach





    * - Katie Holzer’s talk will be on location: Next to the Gresham Waste Water Treatment Plant; 200015 NE Sandy, Blvd. Gresham, OR 97230

    ** - Avoids the 4th of July Holiday weekend

    Posted Mar 28, 2019, 7:29 AM by uerc pdx
  • Lunch & Learn 2018

    This series provides more in-depth coverage of topics that received the most interest during the Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium.  First Friday talks run from 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch) and occur in room 370 at the Metro main office (600 NE Grand Avenue). In some cases, presenters offer an optional field portion.

    May 4, 2018

    Elk Rock Cliff: Vegetation surveys on a vertical cliff face

    Laura Guderyahn, Portland Parks and Recreation


    June 1, 2018

    Habitat restoration for natural resources in the Portland Harbor Superfund Site

    Lauren Senkyr, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


    July 6, 2018

    Metro habitat connectivity toolkit: Bringing connectivity to an actionable scale

    Leslie Bliss-Ketchum, Portland State University


    August 3, 2018

    Air pollution exposure and mitigation potential in Portland, Oregon

    Meenakshi Rao, Portland State University


    September 7, 2018

    Monitoring ESA-protected species in the City of Portland using eDNA

    Melissa Brown, City of Portland - Bureau of Environmental Services


    October 5, 2018

    Pavement that can clean water

    Katie Holzer, City of Gresham


    November 2, 2018

    Screening native PNW wildflowers for attractiveness to pollinators and natural enemies

    Aaron Anderson, Oregon State University

    Note: optional forum-in-the-field will take place afterwards at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora


    December 7, 2018

    So many weeds, so little time: Prioritizing use of limited resources Elaine Stewart, Metro - Conservation Program

    Posted Mar 28, 2019, 7:28 AM by uerc pdx
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