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Here is the Seminar Series Tentative Schedule
« on: January 10, 2014, 11:51:55 AM »

Contents of the attached Tentative Schedule .pdf:

Tentative Schedule:
2014 Climate, Energy, Biochar and Agriculture Seminar Series STOCKSCH 491B and STOCKSCH 691B
Thursdays, 4:00pm Chenoweth Lab, Room 113, UMASS AMherst

Jan.23: Seminar introduction and class overview – Stephen Herbert (Hand-out web reference:
http://truth-out.org/news/item/20751-climate-change-2013-where-we-are-now-not-what- you-think )

Jan 30: Climate change and implications for agriculture – Bethany Bradley (Required reading before class: http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/global_warming/exxon_report.pdf )

Feb 6: Climate and energy dependence and agriculture – Stephen Herbert

Feb 13: Chemical properties of biochar – Dick Stein

Feb 20: Pyrolysis, liquid fuels and biochar – Michael Garjian

Feb 27: Science of the removal of endocrine disrupters & herbicide from waste water with biochar – Baoshan Xing

Mar 6: Biochar R&D in Asia and Australia –
Stephen Joseph - Biochar R&D in Asia and Australia
Stephen Joseph and Ted Wysocki

Mar 13: International Biochar Initiative – Thayer Tomlinson

Mar 27: Energy alternatives and constraints – TBA (Panel discussion)

Apr 3: Anaerobic digestion and designing stoves for heat and biochar – Alex DePillis

Apr 10: Integration of solar photovoltaic and biomass power generation on farms (field trip, 89 River Rd, South Deerfield) – Stephen Herbert and Alan Page

Apr 17: Forest management – (Quabbin-Randy Stone), Alan Page

Apr 23: Forest management tour and biochar production – Alan Page, Frank Jeffers, Ted Wysocki, Tom Goreau
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Re: Here is the Seminar Series Tentative Schedule
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 01:11:32 PM »

Revised Schedule:

Jan.23: Seminar introduction and class overview – Stephen Herbert (Hand-out web reference:
http://truth-out.org/news/item/20751-climate-change-2013-where-we-are-now-not-what- you-think )

Jan 30: Climate change and implications for agriculture – Bethany Bradley (Required reading before class: http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/global_warming/exxon_report.pdf )

Feb 6: Climate and energy dependence and agriculture – Stephen Herbert

Feb 13: Snowed out!

Feb 20: Chemical properties of biochar – Dick Stein

Feb 27: Science of the removal of endocrine disrupters & herbicide from waste water with biochar – Baoshan Xing

Mar 6: Biochar: a catalyst for Ecological, Agricultural, and Socio-Economic Change – Michael Garjian

Mar 13: International Biochar Initiative – Thayer Tomlinson

Mar 27: Energy alternatives and constraints – TBA (Panel discussion) or Biochar R&D in Asia and Australia –
Stephen Joseph - Biochar R&D in Asia and Australia
Stephen Joseph, Ted Wysocki

Apr 3: Anaerobic digestion and designing stoves for heat and biochar – Alex DePillis

Apr 10: Integration of solar photovoltaic and biomass power generation on farms (field trip, 89 River Rd, South Deerfield) – Stephen Herbert and Alan Page

Apr 17: Forest management – (Quabbin-Randy Stone), Alan Page

Apr 23: Forest management tour and biochar production – Alan Page, Frank Jeffers, Ted Wysocki, Tom Goreau

http://people.umass.edu/sherbert/Biochar2014-amended.pdf
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