The different types of Cypress ecosystems will be investigated in this lecture. This course will emphasize the importance and variability of hydrology in these systems, and the role Cypress systems play in the regional hydrologic cycle. The important ecosystem services provided Cypress systems as forested wetlands will also be introduced.
- Date: Saturday, December 5
- Lecture: 10 am – 12 pm, $5 Members / $10 Non-Members
- Off-site tour: 1 – 4 pm at Fakahatchee (car pool from the Garden), $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
- Place: Lecture held at the Naples Botanical Garden FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium , tour at Fakahatchee
Brian Bovard is currently an Assistant Professor of Wetland Ecology in the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences’ Environmental Studies Program. He received a B.A. in Biology from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiological Ecology from Duke University. Before moving to Florida, he worked as a post-doctoral scientist at several institutions including The Ecosystem Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole (MA), The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and Indiana University. Prior to coming to FGCU, he was a Lecturer of Environmental Studies at Florida International University. His research has focused on the responses of forest ecosystems to predicted changes in atmospheric CO2 and climate, and the role forest ecosystems play in both carbon storage and hydrologic processes. Brian is also working on projects related to the use of native species in green roof design at Naples Botanical Garden.
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