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.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - Memorial Union Great Hall
Friday, March 28, 2014 - Birge Hall Room 146
Save the Date: Wisconsin Ecology 2014 Fall Symposium
October 21 & 22, 2014
We are pleased to host Greg Asner as keynote speaker at the Fall Ecology Symposium on October 21 & 22, 2014. Asner is a Professor in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford University.
His research centers on how human activities alter the composition and functioning of ecosystems at regional scales. Asner combines field work, airborne and satellite mapping, and computer simulation modeling to understand the response of ecosystems to land use and climate change.