You’re invited to join SAFES’ bi-weekly Fall 2021 Seminar Series at from noon – 1 p.m. on Thursdays, providing updates and opportunities around SAFES research programs. All sessions will be held via Zoom.

Thurs. Sept. 2: Food and Water Security Seed Grant Opportunities

SAFES and the Center for Security Research and Education (CSRE) are collaborating to support research related to the protection of the nation’s food and water supplies and associated critical infrastructure. CSRE Associate Director Jon Hodgson will present an informational session on available seed grants and answer questions for potential applicants.
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Thurs. Sept. 16: Critical Issue Initiative Forum #1 

Hear lightning talks from SAFES Critical Issue Initiative conveners, who will briefly discuss the research directions and opportunities to join and engage:
     ● Agricultural Sustainability in Urbanized Landscapes (convener: Dave Abler, Ph.D.)
     ● Food Choice and Health (convener: Ted Jaenicke, Ph.D.)
     ● Transformative Water Quality Solutions (convener: Jon Duncan, Ph.D.)
     ● Resilient Coupled Human-Earth Systems (convener: Karen Fisher-Vanden, Ph.D.)
     ● Bioeconomy Solutions (conveners: Tom Richard, Ph.D. and Juliana Vasco-Correa Ph.D.)

Thurs. Sept. 30: Critical Issue Initiative Forum #2

Hear lightning talks from SAFES Critical Issue Initiative conveners, who will briefly discuss the research directions and opportunities to join and engage:
     ● Managing Earth’s Critical Zone (convener: Jason Kaye, Ph.D.)
     ● Regenerative and Climate-Smart Agriculture (convener: Armen Kemanian, Ph.D.)
     ● Precision Biodiversity (convener: Christina Grozinger, Ph.D.)
     ● Collaborative Governance in Complex Socioeconomic Systems (convener: Kathy Brasier, Ph.D.)

Thurs. Oct. 14: COVID Seed Grant Outcomes Forum #1

In March 2020, SAFES launched the “Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Systems” Seed Grant. PIs and team members from these innovative projects will provide brief updates on the outcomes and further research directions.
     ● Twitter/Google Trends Analysis of Food Security Under COVID-19 (Stephan Goetz, PI)
     ● Rapid Reduction of Farm Milk Production in Response to Crisis (Chad Dechow, PI)

Thurs. Oct. 28: COVID Seed Grant Outcomes Forum #2

In March 2020, SAFES launched the “Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Systems” Seed Grant. PIs and team members from these innovative projects will provide brief updates on the outcomes and further research directions.

     ● Quantifying the impacts of COVID-19 on farmers' decisions to manage for soil health in PA (Sharifa Crandall, PI)
     ● Assessing Factors Affecting Farmers' Stress and Developing Stress Resilience Skills (Suzanna Windon, PI)

 

Thurs. Nov. 11: COVID Seed Grant Outcomes Forum #3

     ● The impact of COVID-19 on consumers' attitudes towards local food and the environment (Martina Vecchi, PI)

Thurs. Nov. 18: COVID Seed Grant Outcomes Forum #4

Presenters TBA