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

Fall 2018


September 27th, 2018 - Brown Bag, Brenda Parlee, Associate Professor, Dept of REES, "One Hundred Years of Change in Freshwater Ecosystems - Insights from Local and Traditional Knowledge in the Mackenzie-Mekong-Amazon Basins".


September 28th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Emilson Silva, Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, "Overlapping International Environmental R&D Agreements with Transaction Costs".


October 12th, 2018 - Department Seminar: David Pannell, Professor, Director of Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, University of Western Australia, "The Design of Effective Agri-Environment Schemes".


October 18th, 2018 - Brown Bag, Tony Odoemena, Sessional Lecturer, Faculty of Management, Concordia University of Edmonton, "An Introduction to System Dynamic Modelling in Sustainability Analysis". 


October 19th, 2018Corinne Langinier, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta, "Green Technology and Patents in the Presence of Green Consumers"


November 2nd, 2018 - Department Seminar, Dana Anderson, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, title and more details to come. 


November 16th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Lukas Roth, Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, “Entrenched Insiders and Corporate Sustainability (ESG): How Much Does the “G” Matter for “E” and “S” Performance Around the World?


November 23rd, 2018 - Department Seminar, Nicholas Rivers, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Climate and Energy Policy, University of Ottawa, Title to be determined


December 7th, 2018 - Department Seminar, Barry Goodwin, Professor, North Carolina State University, "Semi-Parametric Generalized Additive Vector Autoregressive Models of Spatial Price Dynamics."