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This lecture will investigate the role hurricanes play in the ecology of southern Florida. Particular attention will be given to coastal ecosystems that experience some of the greatest destructive forces associated with these storms but also provide important ecosystem services that protect human interests in the region.
- Saturday, March 17
- 2-4pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Brian Bovard is Assistant Professor of Wetland Ecology in the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences’ Environmental Studies Program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). 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.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.