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  • Sep 28, 2023 - 3:45 PM
    to Sep 28, 2023 - 4:45 PM

    In the last 200 years, much of Iowa's biologically diverse, self-sustaining native landscape has been transformed into agricultural lands that have lost their original resilience. How did this happen, and what can be done to restore and ensure the environmental health of both agricultural and natural lands? Tending Iowa's Land: Pathways to a Sustainable Future is the first book to consider today's multiple environmental challenges to Iowa's soils, hydrology, climate, and native biodiversity as an interacting whole. Following an introduction to the book by its editor, Connie Mutel, two of its chapter authors - Professors Lisa Schulte Moore and Tom Rosburg - will summarize the tremendous historic changes in Iowa's native soils and ecological communities. They then will propose alternatives for restoring the resilience and long-term health and functionality of both Iowa's agricultural and natural systems. Time will be allowed for discussion. Tending Iowa's Land is the recipient of the 2023 MIPA award for the Best Midwestern Nature Book.

  • Oct 9, 2023 - 3:00 PM
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    Jeff Feder

    University of Notre Dame

    The language of smell: A scent to speciation

    Monday, October 09, 10:00 am


    1330 ATRB

  • Oct 26, 2023 - 3:45 PM
    to Oct 26, 2023 - 4:45 PM

    Hernan Lopez Fernandez

    University of Michigan

    Neotropical riverine cichlids as models of adaptive radiation and macroevolution at continental scales

    Thursday, October 26, 3:45 - 4:45 pm


    210 Bessey Hall

  • Nov 30, 2023 - 3:45 PM
    to Nov 30, 2023 - 4:45 PM

    Bio: Sandra is Colombian and earned a B.S. in Biology from the Universidad del Valle, Cali, a M.S. from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. In her current position as an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, she leads the Correa River Ecology Lab and studies large river ecosystems. Her research focuses on understanding how the temporal, spatial, and structural environmental heterogeneity of large river ecosystems contribute to the maintenance of biodiversity and fisheries productivity. Drawing on her experience working in the Neotropics, she seeks to explore the value of floodplain forests as keystone ecosystems in the Southeastern USA and globally. Findings from her research support floodplain restoration and climate change resilience initiatives.