Coffee Hour with Rob Brooks

Editor’s note: an off-field injury has taken scheduled speaker Jia-Ching Chen out of the game this week. Rob Brooks will substitute in.

Coffee Hour with Rob Brooks “The Art and Science of Translating Ecological Indicators to Ecosystem Services in Riparia “
As we seek to identify and value the benefits accrued to people from ecosystem services, one task we face is how to relate measures of ecological condition – or ecological indicators – to those services on which we place value. Multiple approaches from the literature are profiled briefly, followed by a case study with a focus on demonstrating how anthropogenic impacts in agrarian landscapes affect field-based indicators of stream, wetland, and riparian condition. How can incremental changes in condition metrics be used to predict changes in levels of services that are provided by healthy aquatic ecosystems, for water purification, floodwater storage, carbon sequestration, aquatic biodiversity, and water-based recreation?

  • 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Refreshments are offered in 319 Walker Building at 3:30 p.m.
  • The lecture begins in 112 Walker Building at 4:00 p.m.
  • Coffee Hour To Go Webcast
  • Next week: Alton Byers “Impacts of the 27 April, 2015 Nepal earthquake on four potentially dangerous glacial lakes in Nepal”

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