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Teale Lecture: New Perspectives On The Effects Of Multiple Landscape Transformations

Thursday, February 11, 2021
4:00pm – 5:00pm

UConn WebEx Event

Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series on Nature and the Environment

Thursday, February 11 at 4:00pm EST.

David Lindenmayer, Australian National University

A Multi-decadal Landscape Experiment Leads To New Perspectives On The Effects of Multiple Landscape Transformations

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Renowned Landscape Ecologist and Conservation Biologist David Lindenmayer will present and discuss his research and new insights on the environmental impacts of multiple landscape transformations.

David Lindenmayer is a Research Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University. One of the world's most cited forest ecologists, he has written nearly one thousand scientific articles, with the majority appearing in peer-reviewed international journals. Dr. Lindenmayer has authored 38 books on forest ecology and management, forest and woodland biodiversity, conservation in agricultural landscapes, the ecology and management of fire, conservation science and natural resource management. He currently runs seven ongoing large-scale research programs in Southeastern Australia focused on developing ways to conserve biodiversity in national parks, reserves, production forests, plantations and farmland, even as unprecedented devastating bushfire destruction has transformed the Australian landscape.

Looking closer at impacts of repeated landscape changes on biodiversity and the ecosystem, Lindenmayer has gained fascinating perspectives from his long-term studies in Southeastern Australia. Learn more about the unexpected responses of biodiversity to landscape change and how multiple landscape transformations can alter key ecological processes and potentially trigger ecosystem collapse.

Among many honors, Lindenmayer is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences, and has been awarded the Australian Natural History Medal, and the Serventy Medal for Ornithology. He received a prestigious 5-year Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship in 2013 and an Order of Australia in 2014. He is also a two-time winner of the Eureka Prize and six-time winner of Whitley Award.

Introducing and moderating the program discussion online will be University of Connecticut hosts Gene Likens and Michael Willig. Gene E. Likens is Special Advisor to the President on Environmental Affairs and a Distinguished Research Professor at UConn, and the Founding Director and President Emeritus of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Distinguished Professor Michael Willig is the Executive Director of the Institute of the Environment and Director of the Center for Environmental Science and Engineering at UConn.

This WebEx event is open to the public and viewers may submit question via chat during the program.

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