This class will provide an introduction to the Hardwood Hammocks of southern Florida and the unique nature of these forest ecosystems. We will discuss the dominant species in these systems, the factors that control their presence on the landscape, and the ecological importance of this ecosystem regionally. Then there is a separate tour of Collier Seminole State park which is a local example of a hardwood hammock.
- Date: Saturday, November 7
- Lecture: 10 am – 12 pm, $5 Members / $10 Non-Members
- Off-site tour: 1 – 4 pm at Collier State Park, $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
- Place: Lecture held at Naples Botanical Garden FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium, off-site tour held at Collier Seminole State Park
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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