The purpose of the COS Speakers Series is to provide a forum in which all members of the College of the Siskiyous faculty and staff can share insights into topics and activities that are of interest to them with the COS community and the general public. It is not meant to be used for the purpose of promoting a particular political or religious agenda. All presentations should be of interest to a wide audience and be consistent with the spirit of openness and inclusiveness that is central to the College's mission.
"Linking Wetland Restoration and Bioenergy Production: Invasive Cattails in Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands" Cattails are an invasive species in Great Lakes wetlands where they crowd out native species and can cause economic harm. In this presentation, Shane Lishawa will give a first-hand account of how cattails can be harvested to both offset the cost of wetland restoration and produce biofuels that reduce fossil fuel use. The presentation will explore what invasive species are, what effects they have on the environment, how damaged habitats can be restored and how, in the process, some invasive species can be used for bioenergy production. Although the Great Lakes region will be the focus of this presentation, the topics of invasive species, habitat restoration and biomass energy production are relevant to many ecosystems.
"Linking Wetland Restoration and Bioenergy Production" will be presented from 7:30-8:30 PM on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Science 210 on the College's Weed campus.
Just Too Much Money
Craft seen hovering near Mount Shasta!
Wetland Restoration & Biofuel Production
J.H. Baxter Superfund Site
Backpacking the JMT
“Just Too Much Money: The Cedar Bluff dam controversy and water resource development in rural Kansas” was the first COS Speakers Series’ event of the 2013-2014 academic year, and subsequent presentations will explore topics ranging from wetland restoration to backpacking the John Muir Trail.
Events in the series will typically begin at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month in Science room 210 (7-210) on the Weed Campus. No talks will be held during December and January, however, because of the holiday season.
A list of presentation dates and working titles is given at right and will be updated as new information becomes available.
The 2013-2014 academic year marks the fourth season of the COS Speakers Series. As we move forward with new talks we also want to build an archive that will give interested members of the community a sense of the diversity of the series' past presentations. The title of each presentation is listed below and most are linked to a "flyer" that gives a brief summary of the talk and a little information about the speaker.
Spring 2011 presentations:
Fall 2011-Spring 2012 presentations:
Fall 2012-Spring 2013 presentations:
Fall 2013-Spring 2014 presentations:
"The Committee": Rumor has it that the COS Speakers Series is organized by a secretive cabal of full- and part-time faculty members who apparently have way too much time on their hands.
If you have an idea for a future talk, might be interested in giving a presentation yourself or just want to contact the members of 'The Committee' we're told you can reach them at email@example.com.