Wisconsin Ecology 17th Annual Spring Symposium
March 27 & 28, 2014
We are pleased to host Dr. Dov Sax as keynote speaker at the Spring Ecology Symposium on March 27 & 28, 2014. Dr. Sax is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Environmental Studies at Brown University. His research examines how species invasions and climate change impact native species and ecosystems. He is particularly interested in understanding when species extinctions are likely and what strategies we can take to prevent them from occurring. To investigate these issues, Dr. Sax conducts local-scale ecological research and biogeographic synthesis of regional and global patterns. He has also worked with collaborators to model species responses to climate change and to collect paleo-ecological data that informs our understanding of extinction dynamics over longer time periods. He aims to improve our understanding of ecological systems so that we can inform natural resource policy and management.