Winter seminar series concludes with economics professor

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The Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering Winter Seminar


Kathleen Segerson (Photo

from the University of Connecticut)

Series concludes Wednesday, March 7 with Kathleen Segerson, professor of economics at the University of Connecticut.

Segerson's talk, which was previously postponed due to weather, begins at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

Segerson’s research focuses on the incentive effects of alternative environmental policy instruments, including applications in groundwater contamination, hazardous waste management, workplace accidents, land use regulation, climate change and nonpoint pollution from agriculture. In addition to her position at the University of Connecticut, she is also currently a member of the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academy of Sciences, and served from 2005 to 2011 as a member of the Chartered Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board

The theme of this year’s interdisciplinary series is “New York’s Energy Future.” The series is sponsored by the Environmental Science, Policy and Engineering (ESPE) program, with support from the Mellon Foundation.

The 15th annual Speaker Series kicked off Jan. 18 with a talk by William Schlesinger, a prominent carbon biogeochemist and president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y. Frank Abate, vice president of Renewable Energy at General Electric in Schenectady, was also a featured speaker. New York Times blogger and science journalist Andrew Revkin also spoke.