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ESSM Seminar Series

Savanna Systems - Patterns, Processes, and Problems

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.

Full Schedule

September 19 Lightning Panel, Introduction to the seminar theme
September 26 Cancelled
October 3 Dr. Carla Staver - ecological dynamics in savannas and forests
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University 
October 10 Dr. Felicia Keesing - biological diversity in African savannas 
Biology Program, Bard College 
October 17 Dr. Johan du Toit - large mammal ecology in savannas and rangelands
Dept. of Wildland Resources, Utah State University 
October 27 at noon
(HFSB 102)
Dr. Thomas Clemen - agent-based modeling for conservation
Dept. of Computer Science, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
October 31 Dr. Abinash Bhattachan - ecohydrology and land use in dry systems
Dept. of Geography, University of California Los Angeles 
November 7 Dr. Alan Knapp - plant ecology in grasslands and savannas
Dept. of Biology, Colorado State University 
November 14 Dr. Brandon Bestelmeyer - management of ecosystem dynamics in drylands 
USDA-ARS-Jornada Experimental Range 

Fall 2017
Tuesdays, beginning September 19th
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
HFSB 104

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Seminar Chairs:

Paul Klockow
Rachel Short

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