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January 27, 2020

12:00pm The Hershey Hall Grand Salon, Room 158, Hershey Hall

Ellen Esch
College of Biological Science, University of Guelph

" Ecosystem functioning in an altered world: clues for sustainability "

Altered biogeochemical cycling and shifting land use patterns are hallmarks of the Anthropocene with impacts on ecosystem stability, function, and biodiversity worldwide. This seminar will focus on research which seeks to better understand ecosystem and community-level responses to these interacting global change processes. Specifically, this seminar will address three key themes of my research program: 1) understanding ecosystem function along altered resource availability gradients, 2) predicting ecosystem responses to invasion by exotic plant species, and 3) improving environmental sustainability within agroecosystems.

Host: Nathan Kraft