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International Forum on Advanced Environmental Sciences and Technology (iFAST)


The International Forum on Advanced Environmental Sciences and Technology (iFAST) aims to provide an interactive forum to bring eminent scientists together to share their most recent advances in environmental sciences and technology with interested students, faculty, and other researchers. It also provides an opportunity to foster interdisciplinary networking among environmental researchers, engineers, and the general audience.

Invited speakers will consist of distinguished scientists from the international community to highlight grand challenges, frontier questions, and opportunities in environmental science and technology as well as potential solutions to on-going environmental challenges. The seminars will focus on fundamental research and will primarily pertain to topics such as climate change, environmental protection, theoretical ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, microbial ecology, geosciences, and environmental genomics.

The iFAST seminars will be presented via Zoom on most Wednesdays.  Times will vary due to our international presenters and audience. All seminars are free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive a webinar link. 

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Upcoming Speakers

Paul Falkowski, Rutgers University
Richard Luthy, Stanford University
Mary Firestone, University of California, Berkeley

 

Scheduled Speakers

SpeakerTitleDate Time

Simon Levin 

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Mathematical ecology: A century of progress, and challenges for the next century
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Sept. 16, 20208:00 am CDT      9:00 am EDT
1:00 pm GMT
9:00 pm Beijing

James Tiedje 

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Assessing the past and future of microbial ecology: The foundation of the biosphere
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Sept. 23, 20208:00 am CDT
9:00 am EDT 1:00 pm GMT
9:00 pm Beijing

Bruce Rittmann

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Understanding the Biofilm Anode in Microbial Electrochemical Cells (MXCs)
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Sept. 30, 20208:00 am CDT
9:00 am EDT 1:00 pm GMT
9:00 pm Beijing

Paul Falkowski

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The Origin and Emergence of Global Coupled Biogeochemical CyclesOct. 14, 2020
8:00 am CDT
9:00 am EDT 1:00 pm GMT
9:00 pm Beijing

Richard Luthy

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The Urban Water Revolution: Sustainable Water Supplies for Semi-arid CitiesOct. 21 (US),
Oct. 22 (GMT, Beijing), 2020
8:00 pm CDT
9:00 pm EDT 1:00 am GMT
9:00 am Beijing

Mary Firestone

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Water in Soil: the Basis for Terrestrial System FunctioningOct. 28 (US),
Oct. 29 (GMT, Beijing), 2020
8:00 pm CDT
9:00 pm EDT 1:00 am GMT
9:00 am Beijing

William Schlesinger

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Carbon Sequestration in Soils to Mitigate Global Climate ChangeNov. 4, 20208:00 am CST
9:00 am EST
2:00 pm GMT
10:00 pm Beijing

Rita Colwell

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Climate, Oceans and Human Health: What Cholera can teach us about COVID-19Nov. 11, 20208:00 am CST
9:00 am EST
2:00 pm GMT
10:00 pm Beijing

Advisory Committee

Simon Levin (Princeton University); James Tiedje (Michigan State University); Paul Falkowski (Rutgers University); Guanzhou Qiu (Central South University)

Organizing Committee

Jizhong Zhou (The University of Oklahoma, Chair)
Xueduan Liu (Central South University, Co-Chair)

Liyou Wu; Naijia Xiao; Joy Van Nostrand; Daliang Ning; Colin Bates; Carolyn Cornell (The University of Oklahoma)

Aijie Wang (Harbin Institute of Technology)

Fengping Wang (Shanghai JiaoTong University)

Wensheng Shu (South China Norman University)

Zhili He  (Sun Yat-sen University)

Lei Cheng (Zhejiang University)

Yunfeng Yang (Tsinghua University)

Ye Deng (RCEES, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Yili Liang; Huaqun Yin (Central South University)