Staff

The Director of CBES is Virginia Dale, a leading landscape ecologist. Her research interests include ecological modeling, forest dynamics, forest responses to climate change and catastrophic disruptions, decision analysis, and science-based support for environmental decision making. She is editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Management. As Director of the Center, she defines its scientific direction, marshals the forces of researchers from disparate disciplines to address the sustainability of biofuel production, guides the development of the tools and resources needed to research sustainability issues, and presents the knowledge gained from that research to the science and policy communities.

Gina Busby, Administrative Assistant: organizes and manages CBES forums, website and reports. She assists the Director with organizing travel and keeps track of monthly CBES statistics and activities.

 

 

 

 

 

News

BETO Announces Webinar on Biofuel Sustainability. Announcement Website

BETO International SCOPE Report launched April 14, 2015. Click here for the BE Basic Foundation press release. Click here for more Information.

SURVEY - Share your views on the international biomass trade. Click here for more information and the link to access the survey.

Virginia Dale and Erin Webb welcome two Fellows of the Southeastern Energy Development (SEED) Fellowship starting a ten-week program beginning May 15th. Click here for more information.

The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held this July 19-22, 2015. For more information and registrations see this announcement.

The 3rd annual National Bioenergy Day is planned for Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Click here for more information.

Federal suit filed against three counties in Iowa over nutrient runoff from agricultural drainage. Click here for more information.

Bioenergy Jeopardy!  Helps kids and adults learn about Southeast Bioenergy. Click here to play.

 

CBES Forums

Future Forum Plans

The May CBES Forum features Latha Baskaran of the Environmental Sciences Division, Landscape Ecology and Regional Analysis Group. Her talk is entitled Aquatic Macroinvertebrates for Assessing Water Quality Effects Associated with Bioenergy. The forum is scheduled for May 14th and will begin at 3:30pm in Building 1505, Rm. 189. Click here for abstract. For more information about Ms. Baskaran click here.

In June, the CBES Forum guest speaker will be Chris Lituma. Chris is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Native Grasslands Management, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His talk is titled Multi-scale Assessment of Wildlife Sustainability in Switchgrass Biofuel Feedstock Production.