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Seminars, Speakers and Activities for Spring 2017

Landscape Simplification and Pollinators: Can we design agricultural systems that maintain ecosystem services? Wednesday, April 12 Perdue Hall (PH) 156 5:30pm.  Claudio Gratton, Department of Entomology, at the University of Wisconsin will talk about how increasing demands for food, and now fuel, have led to the "simplification" of agricultural landscape, that is the removal of natural and semi-natural areas and the increase in monocultures of annual crops.  This simplification is often associated with a decrease in species richness of beneficial species including bees, and increases in crop pest abundance.  The questions then, is can we balance our needs for agricultural production (both food and fuel) in a way that supports other ecosystem services on which we as humans depend?

Saturday, May 6 2017 kayak trip to Cedar Island, VA. 8-4ish, bring your own water & lunch. Space limited: contact Mr Nelson to reserve a seat.


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