Jonathan Lehrer

Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Horticulture and Design · Farmingdale State College

Professor Jonathan Lehrer is a native Long Islander whose passion for the natural world extends from early childhood.

Urban Horticulture Woody Plants Native Plants Indoor Horticulture Invasive Plant Issue

Michael Thomashow

University Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Is an expert on the regulation of abiotic & biotic stress tolerance pathways in plants with an emphasis on plant freezing tolerance

Biochemistry Soil and Microbial Sciences Plant Biology Molecular Biology Plants

James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology

Moni Berg-Binder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology · Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Expertise: Invasive plant species and native plants; ecology and animal-plant interactions

Animal-Plant Interactions Invasive Plant Species Native Plants Invasion Ecology

Jacqualine Grant

Associate Professor of Biology / Museum Curator · Southern Utah University

Conservation biologist whose work focuses on green infrastructure and organismal biology.

Genetics Wildlife Conservation Wildfire Restoration Wildfire Water Conservation

Randall Violett

Associate Professor of Agriculture · Southern Utah University

Dr. Violett specializes in natural resource and range management, livestock production, and secondary agriculture education.

Restoring and Reclaiming Disturbed Landscapes Ecology of Western Wildlands Southern Utah Plants Livestock Nutrient Management Career Development for Public Land Management

Igor Pioro, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

World-leading thermal physics expert developing new methods to enhance thermal efficiency of next generation nuclear power plants

Nuclear Engineering Current Reactors Generation-IV Nuclear Reactor Concepts Thermalhydraulics Supercritical-Pressure Fluids

Edward Harwood

CEO and Founder · Aero Farm Systems, LLC

Experienced speaker/panelist for farm to food issues especially using protected agriculture.

Aeroponics Led Lighting as It Relates to Plants

Elaine Dewar

Freelance Journalist · Dewar Productions Inc.

Elaine Dewar aspires to be a happy warrior for the public good.

Journalism Public Speaking Storytelling Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship

Elizabeth Olson

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Southern Utah University

Specializing in medical and environmental anthropology, ethnobotany, and Indigenous medicinal plants

Rural Humanitarian Aid in Guatemala Traditional Healing Systems Sustainable Development Public Health Medicinal Plants

David Wagner, Ph.D.

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior · University of Connecticut

Professor Wagner is an expert in caterpillars, butterflies, moths, insect conservation, global insect decline

Butterflies and Moths Caterpillars Entomology Invasive Species Impacts Insects

Angela Stuesse

Associate Professor · UNC-Chapel Hill

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Stuesse can discuss immigrant labor and food chain workers – especially in the U.S. poultry industry.

The South Labor Immigrant labor Immigrant Anthropology

Barry Glick

President · Sunshine Farm & Gardens

Entertaining and educating garden speaker

Native Plants Gardening Landscape

Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Research Development | Professor of Chemical & Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Research interest: batteries, electrochemistry, sustainable energy, biofuel, supercritical extraction, and nanomedicine.

Batteries Electrochemical engineering Bio-carbon Supercritical carbon dioxide technology Nanotechnology

Daniel Peppe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director Department of Geosciences · Baylor University

Daniel Peppe's research focuses on understanding how plant and animal communities respond to changes in climate through Earth history.

Paleobotany Paleoclimatology Paleomagnatism Ecosystems Paleoecology

J. Adam Langley, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Adam Langley, PhD, focuses his research on how ecosystems respond to, and may determine the severity of, environmental change.

Biology Coastal Wetland Sustainability Carbon Cycling Global Change Ecology

Lissa Leege

Professor & Center for Sustainability Director · Georgia Southern University

Lissa Leege's research focuses on plant conservation ecology, plant population and community ecology and threats to biodiversity.

Biology of Plants Principles of Biology Environmental Biology Issues in Sustainability

Randy Beaudry

Professor of Horticulture · Michigan State University

An expert in modified atmosphere packaging, controlled-atmosphere storage, non-destructive quality assessment, and flavor analysis.

Storing Apples Horticulture Harvesting Preserving

Dawn Bazely

Professor, Department of Biology · York University

#YorkU Biology professor. Collaborative, interdisciplinary researcher & award-winning teacher. Past #YorkU Sustainability Inst Director.

Animal Behaviour Arctic Affairs Climate Change Curriculum Design & Development Ecology

Edward Guinan, PhD

Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Edward Guinan, PhD, an expert in astronomy and space science research explores the sun, stars, planets, extraterrestrial life potential.

Severe & Hazardous Weather / Global Warming Interstellar Travel Potential Pulsating Stars and Stellar Evolution Exoplanets and the Suitability of Exoplanets for Life Astrobiology/Exobiology

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