Wisconsin Ecology 17th Annual Spring Symposium

March 27 & 28, 2014


Dr. Dov Sax

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

  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Dov Sax - "Climate Change and Shifts in the Distributions of Species: Predicting Extinctions and Identifying Conservation Options"

  • 4:30-6:00 p.m. Student Poster Session and Reception

  • Friday, March 28, 2014 - Birge Hall Room 145

  • 2:00-3:15 p.m. Student Talks

  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Dov Sax - "Are There Ecologically Meaningful Differences Between Native and Non-Native Species? Implications for Changes in Diversity and Ecosystem Functioning"

  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Reception
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    Spring 2014 Symposium


    When: Thursday, March 27: 3:30-6:00 p.m.
    Where: Memorial Union Great Hall

    When: Friday, March 28: 2:00-5:30 p.m.
    Where: Birge Hall Room 145





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