Lunch & Learn Posts

Lunch & Learn 2020

posted Dec 1, 2020, 8:38 AM by uerc pdx   [ updated Dec 1, 2020, 8:42 AM ]

Cancelled due to you know what!
Maybe virtual next year...

Lunch & Learn 2019

posted Mar 28, 2019, 7:29 AM by uerc pdx

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

Lunch & Learn 2018

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

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

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