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