Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
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“Ecosystem management, resilience and resistance. When are our mistakes reversible and how do we avoid making them?” by Dr. Indy Burke, Carl W. Knobloch, Jr, Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Ecosystem Science.

Ecosystems are increasingly impacted by humans through our use of natural resources, through land use change, climate change, urbanization, nitrogen deposition, invasive species, and more.   How do we know which of these impacts are permanent, irreversible ones, and which may provide opportunities for recovery? I will present two theories about ecosystem responses to human perturbations, to provide some ideas about how we might anticipate - and potentially avoid - irreversible change.  

Sponsored by:
Environmental Studies

Contact Organizer

Hunt, Lily
lnhunt@middlebury.edu
443-5552