Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology

Previous Brown Bag Seminars

A partial listing of previous seminars is listed below.

Fall 2016


September 22, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Mohammad Torshizi, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Sequential Innovation and Hybrid Seed Pricing: The Lessons from Canola Industry in Canada."

September 30, 2016 - Department Seminar. Anastasiya Shtaltovna, Visiting Scholar, Centre for International Studies, University of Montreal (CÉRIUM), Canada; Research Fellow, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. "Agricultural expertise & knowledge on wine, tea and fruits in post-soviet rural development in Georgia."

October 27, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Amrita Singh, Assistant Professor - Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta. "A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of a Large, Failing Desert Lake: The Case of the Salton Sea in California."

October 28, 2016 - Department Seminar. Bruno Nkuiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (Faculté Saint-Jean), University of Alberta. "Spatial property-rights fisheries with potential regime shift."

November 3, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Ewa Zawojska, Doctoral Research Fellow, Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies. "Understanding the distribution of economic benefits from improving coastal and marine ecosystems."

November 17, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Sven Anders, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta.

November 24, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Frank Tough, Associate Dean (Academic) & Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. "Capturing rents versus regulatory planning: Advice to renewable resource economists from the lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) and the muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)."

December 2, 2016 - Department Seminar. Richard Vyn, Associate Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Guelph. "Gone with the Wind? The Impacts of Wind Turbines on Residential Property Values in Ontario."

December 8, 2016 - Brown Bag Presentation. Jeffrey Andrews, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. "The effect of early life competition on social preferences."

2016
Winter 2016 REES Seminar Series


February 4, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Curtis Rollins, Research Associate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Using attitudes to explain preferences: exploring integrated choice and latent variable models."

February 11, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Lianne M. Lefsrud, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta. "Feeling it: modelling the effect of public sentiment across resource industries."

February 25, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Matthias Staudigel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Brand effects and product formulation in the US market for chips - A random-coefficients logit demand analysis."

March 3, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Manikarnika Kanjilal, Policy Assistant (Evaluations), Government of Alberta. "Agricultural producers' costs of adoption of wetland restoration BMP: estimation and spatial transferability."

March 17, 2016 - Brown Bag Workshop. Naomi Krogman, Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Putting sustainability into practice: social practices and sustainable consumption."

April 1, 2016 - Department Seminar. Marc F. Bellemare, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota. "Was Sandmo right? Experimental evidence on producer attitudes to price uncertainty."

2015
Fall 2015 REES Seminar Series


October 8, 2015 - Brown Bag Workshop. Wes Lu, MSc Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “The Impact of Climatic Shocks on Alberta’s Economy: A Vector Autoregression Analysis.”

October 16, 2015 - Department Seminar. Kevin J. Boyle, Director – Program in Real Estate, Virginia Tech University. “Consumer Preferences for Ornamental Plants Grown with Water Conservation Practices.”

October 30, 2015 - Department Seminar. Patrick O’Connor, Associate Professor, University of Adelaide. “Optimizing landholder participation, compliance and success through reverse auctions for ecosystem services.”

November 2, 2015 - Department Seminar. Wendy Umberger, Director of Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide. "A discrete choice experiment to understand preference heterogeneity for fortified food and dietary supplements during pregnancy."

November 16, 2015 - Brown Bag Workshop. Sarah Prescott, MSc Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Off highway vehicle use in the Crowsnest Pass of Alberta, Canada: valuation using count data and random utility travel cost models."

November 26, 2015 - Brown Bag Workshop. Brent Swallow, Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta.

December 4, 2015 - Department Seminar. Joseph Janzen, Assistant Professor, Montana State University. "The Effect of U.S. International Food Aid on Prices for Dry Peas and Lentils."

December 10, 2015 - Brown Bag Workshop. Maria Montengro, MSc Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Land Rights and Women's Empowerment in Rural Peru: New Insights from a Generalized Structural Equation Model (GSEM)."

Winter 2015 REES Seminar Series


January 15, 2015. Geoff McCarney, Ph.D. Candidate, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. "Weather Index Insurance: Climate Risk & Credit Access for Smallholder Farmers"

January 29, 2015. Dana Andersen, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Alberta. "Credit Constraints, Technology Upgrading, and the Environment"

February 4, 2015. (Wednesday). Takahiro Kubo, PhD candidate, Kyoto University. "Balancing conservation and recreation in human–wildlife conflicts: challenges of brown bear management in Japan"

March 5, 2015. Debra Davidson, Professor, REES, University of Alberta. “Assessing the Role of Urban Agriculture in Food Security and Urban Sustainability”

March 26, 2015. Chad Lawley, Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness & Agricultural Economics, University of Manitoba. "Spatial Interactions in Habitat Conservation: Evidence from Prairie Pothole Easements"

March 30, 2015 (Monday). Sean Cash, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. "The Facebook Suicides: Using Second-Price Auctions to Determine Attachment and Addiction to Facebook"

2014
Fall 2014 REES Seminar Series



September 25, 2014. Sandeep Mohapatra, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Bargaining over household technology adoption."

October 9, 2014. Jürgen Meyerhoff, Research Associate, Technische Universität Berlin. "The evaluation of landscape externalities of renewable energy in Germany - accounting for spatial context in multilevel discrete choice models."

October 23, 2014. Sven Anders, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. " ‘Die Another Day’ – The Duration of EU Coffee Trade.”

November 6, 2014. Krisha Lim, MSc Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “How can we help farmers when they're already so clever? Adaptation and spatial effects.”

November 20, 2014. Malte Oehlmann, Research Associate – Chair in Environmental and Land Economics, Berlin Institute of Technology. “Uncovering Complexity-induced Status Quo Effects in Discrete Choice Experiments for Environmental Valuation?"

November 27, 2014. Jack Knetsch, Simon Fraser University. “Behavioural Economics Findings and the Choice of Measure and Policies."

Winter 2014 REES Seminar Series



January 30, 2014. Henry An, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “Climate Change and Agricultural Efficiency: a Conditional Quantile Approach."

February 7, 2014. Anita Kozak, Assistant Lecturer and PhD candidate, Department of Institutional Management and Leadership, University of Debrecen, Hungary. “The significance of examination of onboarding process at enterprises in Hungary."

February 13, 2014. Istvan Kiss, PhD Candidate, Karoly Ihrig Doctoral School of Management and Business Administration, Faculty of Applied Economics and Rural Development, University of Debrecen, Hungary. “The importance of wheat sector in Hungary and the role of Hungarian wheat sector in global wheat production."

February 27, 2014. John Parkins, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “Justifying energy landscapes: Comparing the discursive underpinnings of energy production in Canada.”

March 6, 2014. Feng Qiu, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “Environmental Kuznets Curve: New Evidence from Modeling the Nonlinear Endogenous Long-Run Relationship between CO2 and GDP.“

March 13, 2014. Wijaya Dassanayake, PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. “Household Innovations in Response to Climate Change: A Contingent Behavior Study of South African Households.”

March 20, 2014. Joel Gehman, Assistant Professor, Strategic Management and Organization Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta. “An Analysis of Cultural Vulnerability and Opportunity Exploitation in Marcellus Shale Drilling.”

March 26, 2014. Sylvie Charlot, Director of Research at INRA, Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL), University of Grenoble. "Augmented and Unconstrained: Revisiting the Regional Knowledge Production Function."

March 27, 2014. Shari Clare, Founding Director and Senior Biologist, Fiera Biological Consulting. “Wetland Policy & Management in Alberta: Past performance and future opportunities."

April 3, 2014. Patrick Lloyd-Smith, PhD Student, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Endogeneity of Risk Perceptions in Water Expenditure Models."


Fall 2013 REES Seminar Series



September 4, 2013. David Tindall, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia. "Social Networks and Attitudes Toward Climate Change Amongst Environmental Organization Members."

September 18, 2013. Wendy Umberger, Associate Professor, Director of Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide. "Diet and Nutrition Transition in Indonesia: What is the Role of the 'Supermarket Revolution'?"

September 19, 2013. Morteza Chalak, Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Western Australia. "Stochastic Optimisation for Spatial Control of Invasive Species."

September 26, 2013. Feng Qiu, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Farmland Conversion and Fragmentation: A Case Study of Alberta, Canada."

October 10, 2013. Bruno Wichmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Women's Health: Presenting New Micro Data from Brazil."

October 24, 2013. Darren Haarsma, M.Sc. candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Land Conversion in Alberta: Preliminary Results."

November 8, 2013. Peter Boxall, Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Improved Approaches for Increasing Beneficial Management Practice Adoption."

November 14, 2013. Mamta Vardhan, Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology and Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. "Social equity and behavioral implications of market based environmental conservation policies."

November 21, 2013. John Parkins, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. Title TBA.

November 22, 2013. John Kerr, Associate Professor, Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University. "The Influence of Short-Term Financial Incentives on Social Norms and Behaviors."

November 26, 2013. Alan P. Ker, Chair and Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph. "Technological Change in Crop Yields."

November 27, 2013. Andrew Riseman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia. "The Birth and Rebirth of the UBC Farm."

December 4, 2013. Adam Loch, Early Career Development Fellow, School of Commerce, University of South Australia. Title TBA.

 

ALES India Project Summer Lunch Seminar Series


June 18, 2013. Rhonda Breitkreuz, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta. "Exploring Policy Claims in Indian Social Policy."

June 25, 2013. Henry An, Assistant Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Does payment type affect willingness-to-pay? Valuing new seed varieties in India"

July 9, 2013. Evan Miller-Tait, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Reconsidering Post Green Revolution Food Choices: New Processing Technologies and Food Security in India."

July 16, 2013. Anupreeti Ramados, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Alberta. "Gene expression of water stressed finger millet."

July 23, 2013. Simrat Minhas, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Assessing Healthy Dietary Diversity using Self Reported Production And Use Data from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Orissa, India."

July 30, 2013. Suraya Hudson, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "The social practices of knowledge mobilization for sustainable food production and provisioning among smallholder farmers and landless in Kolli Hills, India."

August 6, 2013. Sharon Paul, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Role of Home Gardens in Improving the Livelihood Status of the Household."

August 13, 2013. Tian Huang, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Agricultural, Food, & Nutritional Science, University of Alberta. "Factors affecting changes in food choices in Kolli Hills, India."

August 20, 2013. Judit Johny, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Analysis of the heterogenous impacts of APM project activities in building social capital."

August 27, 2013. Tina Harms, M.Sc. Candidate, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. "Measuring the effects of various intercropping systems and fertility amendments to yield, crop quality and income as well as the physico-chemical properties of soil."

Winter 2013 REES Seminar Series



March 28, 2013. Martino Pelli, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Alberta. "Does Quality of Electricity Matter? Evidence from Rural India."

April 11, 2013. Sven Anders, Associate Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta. "Sticky Retail Prices, Quality Differentiation & Private Labels."