SENR Seminar Series - The challenge of freshwater ecosystem “resilience” in a non-stationary world

LeRoy Poff, professor of biology at Colorado State University and distinguished professor, University of Canberra, Australia will present, The challenge of freshwater ecosystem “resilience” in a non-stationary world on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Howlett Hall 164 at 4:10 p.m.

Freshwater ecosystems are degraded on a global scale. Emerging environmental threats, particularly global warming and climate change, present novel challenges to sustain biodiversity and provision of natural ecosystem services. Freshwater management under climatic, ecological and societal change requires a transition from a conventional emphasis on ecological restoration to one that embraces principles of ecological resilience, which are poorly developed but urgently needed. Successful management for “resilience” will require active incorporation of societal values into new environmental management frameworks.