E&E Seminar Series: “Drawing Ecological Lines: examining human effects on plant communities in cities” by Elsa Anderson (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)
September 28, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Chicago, IL 60624
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Join us on September 28th for a "Drawing Ecological Lines: examining human effects on plant communities in cities" by Elsa Anderson (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies).
Host: Emily Minor
Abstract: Urban areas are home to more than just people. Cities are important habitats, central to meeting conservation and environmental justice challenges of the 21st century. Plant communities serve as the template for higher trophic structure and resulting ecosystem services, and are known to be influenced by human activities through time. Understanding how human actions shape plant communities can provide vital insight into the function of the urban ecosystem.
In this talk, Fulbright fellow and UIC alumna Dr. Elsa Anderson, currently a postdoc at the Chicago Botanic Garden, will be presenting work from Chicago, Berlin, and Baltimore, examining how human activities shape plant communities and exploring the ramifications of these patterns and dynamics on ecosystem function in cities.
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