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PSU Sustainability: "Portland Area Ecosystems" research presentation by Dr. Alan Yeakley
Friday, May 30, 2008 - 10:00am to Friday, May 30, 2008 - 11:30am

"Portland Area Ecosystems: Progressive management, but we're still losing ground"  

Presenter: Dr. Alan Yeakley, Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Portland State University

Date: Friday, May 30th
Time: 10:00 - 11:00am with refreshments served afterwards
Place: Smith Center, Room 238

In research conducted with Connie Ozawa (USP), we examined losses of riparian ecosystems in several Portland metro area cities over a 12 year period of growth, and found continuing losses of these important land-based natural resources. This seminar will discuss the ecological changes in riparian ecosystems in Portland area cities experiencing population growth, and the relative effectiveness of varying municipal efforts to manage riparian ecosystems.

Dr. Yeakley's research is in the general area of Environmental Systems. His focus is in the major fields of ecological system analysis, ecosystem management, forest ecology, hydrological modeling, riparian ecology, urban ecology, watershed biogeochemistry, and watershed hydrology. Please visit his website for more information.