Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Securing the Carolina Cornucopia
A discussion of efforts to conserve ancient crop plants.
Steve Kresovich, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University
Tuesday, February 28
Nano for Your Nose: Functional Nanoparticles for Odor Remediation
Dan Whitehead, Dept. of Chemistry, Clemson University
Tuesday, March 28
Stimuli-Responsive Functional Materials
Sourav Saha, Dept. of Chemistry, Clemson University
Tuesday, April 25
The Climate It Is A-Changin'
Mike Sears, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Clemson University
Tuesday, May 30
Building Resilience in the Southeast
A discussion of land use and climate change.
Maria Whitehead, Senior Project Manager for Open Space Institute Southeast Region
Maria Whitehead obtained her Ph.D. in Forest Resources from Clemson University in 2003, and her Masters of Science in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Georgia in 1999. From 2007-2016, she served as The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina’s Project Director for the Winyah Bay and Pee Dee River Basin and later Director of Landscape Projects. In a new position as Senior Project Manager for Open Space Institute Southeast Region, she works with OSI’s Capital Conservation and Land Programs to promote the use of climate science in land conservation efforts. During her professional career, Dr. Whitehead has led local climate adaptation strategy teams, organized coastal community resilience initiatives, and presented at regional and national conferences on down-scaling climate science to promote resilience of natural and human communities.