Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Monster Seminar JAM

Event Information

Monster Seminar JAM - Effects of plant diversity on riparian ecosystem functioning

Dr. David Hooper, Department of Biology at Western Washington University

Long Description:
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More Information:
I will discuss the effects of plant diversity on ecosystem processes in the context of restoration of riparian ecosystems to benefit salmon habitat. Studies of the effects of plant diversity on ecosystem properties have focused largely on grassland ecosystems, with primary productivity as the process of interest. Are responses in woody ecosystems similar to those in herbaceous systems? Are there more direct links between plant diversity and ecosystem services (processes that have a direct link to human welfare)? In particular, I will focus on plant diversity in current restoration practices, functional effects of plants in riparian ecosystems, and preliminary experiments assessing the effects of restoration on salmon habitat

2725 Montlake Blvd. E.
Seattle,  WA  98112

Date and Time:
Thursday, January 22, 2004, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Blake Feist
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