Scientist Lecture: How Do We Restore Degraded Landscapes?

When:
January 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018-01-17T19:00:00-05:00
2018-01-17T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Corning Visitor Center
9550 Sperry Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
USA
Cost:
Free

Habitat destruction is one of the most pressing ecological problems of the modern era, threatening biodiversity and ecosystem services on which human societies depend. Brudvig will discuss how humans impact ecosystems like the Midwestern prairies, oak savannas and southeastern longleaf pine savanna, and the best practices for restoring those systems. In addition, he will describe how degraded ecosystems can be used as natural experiments, examining basic biological processes like colonization and succession to better understand ecosystem dynamics.