Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology

Seminars and Brown Bags

The exchange of intellectual ideas and challenges through a seminar series is a strong asset to the development of state-of-the-art research. The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) Seminar Series brings together some of the experts in agricultural, resource, and environmental economics, as well as the sociology of environment, food, and natural resources. We will be having regular seminars throughout the Fall and Winter semesters.

Brown Bag workshops are generally held on Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Seminars are generally held on Fridays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. All seminars and lectures take place in Room 550 General Services Building.

Upcoming Workshops


March 1, 2019 – Department Seminar by Frederik Noack, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, “The Contrasting Effects of Farm Size on Farm Incomes and Food Production” 

March 8, 2019 – Department Seminar by Bruno Nkuiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UAlberta, "Does ecological uncertainty induce more resource conservation?"


March 14, 2019 - Brown Bag by James Rude, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta,  "The (uncertain?) Future of Canadian Supply Management in Dairy and Poultry Product: A Recent Assessment"


March 15, 2019 – Department Seminar by Gunnar Breustedt, Professor, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel | CAU · Department of Agricultural Economics, "Improving the design of agri-environmental schemes: what choice experiments have to offer"


March 29, 2019 - Seminar by Pierre Mérel, Professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis,  "How big is the ‘lemons’ problem? Historical evidence from French appellation wines" (see working paper attached).

April 4, 2019 - Brown Bag By Peter Boxall, Chair and Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta," Economic Compensation for Loss of Metis Cultural Heritage: A professorial view from the consulting trenches"


April 18, 2019 – Brown Bag by Kim Tallbear, Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, UAlberta, "Decolonizing Science and Technology"


April 26, 2019 – Department Seminar by Ricky Volpe, Assistant Professor, Agribusiness Department, College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, Title TBA.


May 3, 2019 – Department Seminar by Tilman Klumpp, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta,  "A Profitability-Based Approach to Calculating Carbon Footprints in Air Travel"


May 17, 2019 – Department Seminar by Gwendolyn Blue, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Title TBA…