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Savanna Systems: Patterns, Processes, and Problems
September 19 • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Department of Ecosystem Science & Management Lightening Panel Discussion
Featuring Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe (Ocean Engineering), Dr. Ben Wu (ESSM), and Dr. Fred Smeins (ESSM)
Join ESSM for the first seminar of the Fall 2017 series. Three panelists will be given seven minutes to address the seminar theme. Afterwards, we will open the floor for discussion.
Savanna ecosystems are located worldwide and provide numerous ecological and societal benefits, including serving as carbon sinks and regulators as well as providing habitat for biodiversity. Despite this, savannas receive limited scientific and management-focused attention and often are not well-differentiated from woodland or grassland systems. This seminar series will explore the concept and condition of savannas and will aim to highlight several aspects of these important ecosystems in support of the ongoing savanna initiative to be implemented by ESSM.
Please join us after the panel for a social gathering at 5:30 p.m. at Blackwater Draw in Northgate.