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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Spring 2014 SENR Seminar Series

Mar 6, 2014, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


The SENR Seminar Series welcomes Adam Kautza, Doctoral Candidate in the OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources, who will present Riverine Food Webs: Theory and Application in Managed Systems.

Food webs relate important information about species diversity, community composition, and ecosystem function. However, environmental determinants of food-web structure remain unresolved, particularly in fluvial systems that are highly variable over space and time. In particular, river regulation and land-cover changes might be expected to strongly influence river-riparian food webs, which are characterized by both longitudinal (i.e., upstream-downstream) and lateral (i.e., aquatic-terrestrial) connectivity. Investigations of spatially-explicit food webs in modified river systems contributes to both food-web theory and its applications to management and conservation.

The SENR Seminar begins at 4:10 p.m in 103 Kottman Hall with a video link to 123 Williams Hall on the Wooster campus.