CAFES Research Seminar Series

Please join CAFES for our Research Seminar Series

Fridays 12:10 - 1 p.m.

In Person and Online
Bldg. 10, Rm 100 and ZOOM Meeting ID: 892 1591 0607

 

Current Seminar Series

Date Event
Jan. 7 "Disaster Management in the Caribbean: The Case of Tropical Storm Karen in Trinidad," Moses Mike, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education and Communication, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan. 21 "CAFES Faculty Pivot to Address Teaching Needs During COVID-19 ," Ann De Lay, Gordon Rees and GW Bates, Ag Education & Communication, Natural Resources, Management and BioResource & Ag Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan. 28 "Scientific Sources & Story Focus: A Content Analysis of Coverage of E. coli Outbreaks in Leafy Greens in U.S. and California-Based Newspapers," Karen Cannon, Asst. Professor, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb. 4 "Attenuating the Glycemic Response to a High Glycemic Load Meal," Cindy Heiss, Associate Professor, Food Science and Nutrition, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb. 11

"Ch-ch-changes...Developing Transformative Leaders in Agriculture: Democratic Leadership with Justice and Equity Outcomes,” Katherine McKee, Assistant Professor, Leadership Education in Agriculture and Human Sciences

Online Only

Feb. 18 "Earth, Wind and Fire: Fire and Soil in a Changing Climate " Stewart Wilson, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb. 25 "Selection and Management of Beef Bulls for a Successful Breeding Season," Zach McFarlane, Assistant Professor, Animal Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
Mar. 4 "Working to Overcome Popularized Anti-Science Beliefs Among College Students, Marc Horney and Michael Nguyen, Associate Professor & Director of Academic Assessment, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
Mar. 11

"Fate and Transport of Biodegradable Agricultural Plastics in Soi l and the Environment?," Sean Schaeffer Associate Professor, Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Online Only

 

Fall 2021 Seminar Series

Date Event
Sep. 24 "The Intertwined Problems of Wildfire, Forest Disease, and Climate Change Interactions," Richard Cobb, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Oct. 1 "A Growing Success: The Value of Phased, Experimental Approaches to Restorations from California to the Middle East," Sean Anderson, Environmental Science & Resource Management, CSU Channel Islands"
Oct. 8 "Quadriplegix Sex: Demystifying Misconceptions and Breaking Barriers," Gerald Christian, Disability and Access Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Oct. 15 "Cell Cultured Seafood: Benefits and Challenges," Noreen Hobayan, Blue Nalu - Quality and Regulatory Affairs, San Diego, CA
Oct. 22 "Sustainable Management Practices for Vegetable Production,” Yi Wang, Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Oct. 29 "From Trucks to Tips: Examples of how the Meat Industry Impacts the US Workforce" Phil Bass, Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow
Nov. 5 "Should Ecological Restoration be Horticultural?," John Lambrinos, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Nov. 12 "(Silently) Sustainable: The Sometimes Surprising, Always Impactful Ways Rendering Supports Livestock Beyond Food," Anna Wilkinson, North American Renderers Association, Alexandria, VA
Nov. 19 "Livestock Methane Emissions - An Opportunity to Slow Global Warming?," Ermias Kebreab, World Food Center, UC Davis
Dec. 3 "Labeling for Sustainability - Do Customers Care?" Beth Vukmanic, Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified, Atascadero, CA
 

Spring 2021 Series

Date Event
Apr. 2 "Effect of Low-frequency Ultrasonication on Red Wine Astringency," Imran Ahmad, Food, Ag and Bio. Innovation Lab, Florida International University, North Miami
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Apr. 9

"The Forest Resilience Bond: A New Approach to Reducing Wildfire Risk," Kim Quesnel, Blue Forest Conservation

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Apr. 16 "Unexpected Challenges in the Pursuit of Hoppiness," Thomas H. Shellhammer, Food Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Apr. 23 "New Approaches to Meat Quality and Safety," Xiang Yang, Animal Science, UC Davis
Apr. 30 "What's in a Name? Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Plant Pathogenic Fungi,” Dan Lawrence, Pacific Ag Research
May 7 "Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) - Advancing Agricultural Machinery," Mohammed Sadek, BioResource and Agricultural Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
May 14 "Eye Tracking Technique and Methodological Triangulation," Sandy Shen, Experience Industry Management, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
May 21 "Pyrogenic Soil Ecology: Below Ground Interactions in Fire-affected Ecosystems," Yamina Pressler, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
May 28 "Intermodal Chassis Availability for Containerized Agricultual Exports," Cyrus Ramezani, Orfalea College of Business, Finance, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jun. 4 "Investigating Prevalent Grapevine Trunk Disease Pathogens in the Central Coast of California," Shunping Ding, Wine and Viticulture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
 

Winter 2021 Series

Date Event
Jan. 8 "Climate Change and Agriculture in California: Adaptation and Mitigation Opportunities," Alison Marklein, Project Scientist, University of California, Riverside
Jan. 15 "Tackling Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Using an Interdisciplinary Approach and International Lessons," Angelos Sikalidis, Food Science and Nutrition, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jan. 22 "Communications Matter: Telling Farmersʼ Stories Through Public Relations & Social Media," Stephanie Metzinger, Western Growers, Manager, Communications
Jan. 29 "How Livestock Personality Traits Can Influence Management Strategies," Tina Horback, Animal Science, UC Davis
Feb. 5 “Vineyard-Specific Climate Projections Help Growers Manage Risk and Plan Adaptation in the Paso Robles AVA,” Nick Babin, Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Feb. 12 “Managing Environmental Water in the State's Rivers and Streams,” Ted Grantham, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley
Feb. 19 "Reducing Wildfire Hazard is Unlikely to Slow the Trend of Increasing Home Losses," Max Moritz, Statewide Wildfire Specialist, UC Cooperative Extension
Feb. 25 "Identification of Nitrogen Deficiency in Table Grape by Spectral Sensing," Ali Pourreza, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
Mar. 5 "Determining the Impact of Stress on Perseverance & Grit," Christiane Schroeter, Agribusiness, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Mar. 12 "Effect of Vine Age on Viticultural and Enological Performance Factors on cv. Zinfandel Grapes and Wines," Federico Casassa, Wine and Viticulture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
 
 

Fall 2020 Series

Date Event
Sep. 25 "Finding a Needle in a Vineyard: Hyperspectral Imagery, Machine Learning, and the Detection of Water Stress": Sean
Hurley, Agribusiness, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Oct. 2 "AI-Enabled Sensing in Agriculture": Mason Earles, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
Oct. 9 "Groundwater Externalities, Water Pricing, and Land Use Change": Ellen Bruno, Agricultural and Resource Economics,
UC Berkeley
Oct. 16

"The Theory of Structured Experiences: Understanding Engagement": Andrew Lacanienta, Experience Industry
Management, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Oct. 23

"Genetics of Carotenoids, Kernel Color, and Vitamin E in Maize Grain": Christine Diepenbrock, Plant Sciences, UC
Davis

Oct. 30* "Microplastics: Science and Policy": Anastasia Telesetsky, Natural Resources Management & Environmental
Sciences, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Nov. 6 "Do Local Craft Beverages Taste Better? An Investigation into the Halo Effect": Jamie Levitt, Food Science and
Nutrition, Fresno State
Nov. 13 "Utilization of Metabolomics to Investigate Nutrition and Disease": Michael La Frano, Food Science and Nutrition, Cal
Poly, San Luis Obispo
Nov. 20 "Impact of Deficit Irrigation and Mechanical Leafing on Yield and Berry/Wine Composition of Cabernet Sauvignon in
the San Joaquin Valley"
: Kristy Sun, Viticulture and Enology, Fresno State
Dec. 4 "Livestock Genomics: Opportunities and Challenges": Mohammad Abo-Ismail, Animal Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
 

Spring 2020 Series

Date Event
Jan. 10 Investigating Fungicide Resistance of Powdery Mildew in Wine Grapes in the Central Coast of CA: Shungping Ding, Horticulture and Crop Science and Wine and Viticulture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jan. 17 Increasing Sustainability in Aquaculture Production Systems: Greg Schwartz, BioResource and Agricultural Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jan. 24 Understanding Outcomes: Qualitative Discovery in the Outdoor and Adventure Fields: Marni Goldenberg, Experience Industry Management, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Jan. 31 The Economic Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Food Supply Chain: Richard Volpe, Agribusiness, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Feb. 7 Kandarian Farms: A Local Success Story, From AG Engineer to Grower, Larry Kandarian
Feb. 14 Effect of Cover Crop and Solarization on Weeds and Soil Verticillium Load in Organic Production Systems: Ashraf Tubeileh, Horticulture and Crop Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Feb. 21 Soil Health and Fertility in Central Coast Cropping Systems: Charlotte Decock, Natural Resources Management and Environmental Science, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Feb. 28 The Potential of Biostimulant usage in Grape Production: Sonet Van Zyl, Viticulture and Enology, Fresno State, Fresno, CA

March

6

Organic Matter Preservation in Ancient Soils of Earth and Mars: Adrian Broz (Cal Poly BS and MS Alumni), Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

March

13 

Temporal Changes in the Soil Microbiome in Response to Soil Fumigants: Shashika Hewavitharana, Horticulture and Crop Science & Strawberry Center, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
 

For questions, please call Marnie Perry at 805-756-2161 

 

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