September 12, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Alum on ‘Conservation of Edaphic Floras in a Human Modified Landscape,’ Sept. 12

The Environmental & Plant Biology Colloquium presents Dr. Matthew Albrecht ’06PhD—an Ohio University alum—on “Matrix matters: Conservation of Edaphic Floras in a Human Modified Landscape” on Friday, Sept. 12, at 11:50 a.m. in Porter 104.

Dr. Matthew Albrecht

Dr. Matthew Albrecht

Albrecht is Assistant Curator of Conservation Biology in the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. He was a graduate student in the McCarthy lab and earned a Ph.D. from Ohio University in 2006. Dr. Morgan Vis is host.

Abstract:In the southeastern United States, edaphic grasslands are an uncommon but important feature of the landscape, often making large contributions to regional floristic diversity and supporting many endemic species. However, much debate remains on the origin, maintenance, and role of disturbance in shaping edaphic floras. In this talk, he will use demographic data from endangered endemic plants, historical data, and transplant experiments to demonstrate that disturbances in the landscape matrix  shape the diversity and persistence of edaphic floras.

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