Trent University's annual Schindler Lecture in Aquatic Science, The Urban Future of Earth: The More We Change, the More It's All the Same, delivered by Dr. Peter Groffman of the Cary Insitute of Ecosystem Studies.
The urban environment is increasing all across North America. An apparent result of urban land use change is the homogenization across cities, where neighbourhoods regardless of geographical location have similar patterns of roads, residential lots, and commercial areas. This homogenization also alters ecological dynamics with implications for hydrological cycles, biodiversity, and nutrient cycling across scales from the yard up to the whole continent. This talk will consider how homogenization due to the "human element" in urban ecology affects nutrient cycles and ecosystem health in these increasingly widespread and highly recognizable environments.
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Great Hall, Champlain College, Trent University's West Bank.
A campus map is available here. The Great Hall is number 4.
This is a free public lecture, open to everyone. Feel free to share this information with your networks.