SEFS Seminar Series: Week 9 Preview

SEFS Seminar SeriesDo you want to hear what it’s like to do research in some of the most beautiful and remote corners of the planet? Are you interested in conservation strategies for the Amur tiger or the Patagonian cypress? Or finding out why the blue whale is blue? Well, Professor Sándor Tóth says not to expect such treats from his presentation this Wednesday, March 13, in Week 9 of the SEFS Seminar Series, “Modeling Green-up Constraints in Spatial Forest Planning.”

“We will do math,” he says. “In particular, I will show you how conservation or resource management decisions can be optimized using simply mathematical expressions such as functions and inequalities. I will give you examples of why such highly abstract decision models can have a great impact on the ground. The coverage of the presentation will be much broader than what the title suggests.”

Professor Tóth often has tough questions for other presenters, so now’s your chance to return the favor! Plus, this Wednesday will be the final seminar for the Winter Quarter, so come out and send the series off in style.

The seminars are held in Anderson 223 on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m., and are open to all faculty, staff and students. Stop by afterward for a reception in the Forest Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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