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Solutions Seminar: Cities as Ecological Islands
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 6:30pm

Cities as Ecological Islands: Managing for Species Diversity

Join us for a visionary series of free seminars from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

Ian MacGregor-Fors, Institute of Ecology, Veracruz, Mexico
Pamela Yeh, Assistant Professor of Biology and Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions

Wednesday, November 16
5-6:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex
1914 SW Park Avenue (Annex at SW Broadway and Hall)
Free and open to the public.

We know that urbanization transforms the land and surrounding systems, but we are just beginning to learn how cities themselves act as “ecological islands”. Using avian ecology and biogeography of islands as a research framework, recent studies in the tropics are providing clues about how to plan and manage large urbanizing areas like Portland to minimize human disturbances and maximize the occurrence and diversity of native wildlife species.