Sustainability Roundtable: Dr. Tamara Sluss
Sep 14, 2021
from 04:00 PM to 04:50 PM
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Join the UofL Sustainability Council as we continue our Fall Sustainability Roundtable series on alternate Tuesdays from 4:00-4:50pm.
Our second speaker will be Dr. Tamara Sluss, Director of UofL's Interdisciplinary Masters in Sustainability and a professor in the Dept. of Urban & Public Affairs.
Dr. Sluss is originally from Ashland, Kentucky, but she considers herself a Louisvillian. She earned her Ph.D. in Biology at UofL studying the ecohydrology of the Ohio River with Dr. Jeffrey D. Jack.
She has served as biology faculty at Kentucky State University for thirteen years as the program leader and taught fourteen hours per semester while conducting research with undergraduates on water quality, stream fish and macroinvertebrate communities, biofuel production on marginal lands, and invasive plant species. For service and teaching, her major areas include: aquatic ecology, freshwater sustainability, environmental policy, climate change, small-scale, local agriculture and sustainable business operations including the distilled spirits industry. Personally, Tamara loves to be outside hiking, climbing, or SUP on Floyd’s Fork.
Her research interests include: Water resource quality and accessibility, parks and recreational usage and planning, agroecology, urban ecology.
The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.