Ecological Networks and Structured Decision Making for Ecosystem Management

Abstract: Ecological communities are frequently subject to natural and human-induced additions of species, as species shift their ranges under climate change, invasions occur, and species are re-introduced for conservation. Because species interact in complex networks, the outcomes of gaining new species for ecological communities are difficult to predict.

Reframing Rangeland Sustainability Science: Triangulating Ecological Variability, Pastoralist Livelihoods, and Knowledge Systems in Kenya

Abstract: A wide range of social science research has shown how the expertise of pastoralists enables them to thrive in highly variable rangeland environments, often modifying their livelihood practices in complex ways in response to new social, political, economic, and biophysical uncertainties. However, due to numerous disciplinary and conceptual divides, these understandings remain largely absent from analyses of landscape ecology in rangelands. In this talk, Dr.

Is Nitrogen Becoming Less Available in Terrestrial Ecosystems?

Abstract: Nitrogen (N) is both necessary for life and potentially harmful to it, so the amount and distribution of reactive forms of nitrogen around the world is an important matter. While N is often viewed as a pollutant (think fertilizer runoff and ocean dead zones), there are reasons to expect that rising atmospheric CO2 and other global changes are rendering N less accessible to plants and microorganisms.

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