When:
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 6:30p -
8:00p

Where:
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=2118&DayPlannerDate=1/28/2020

Jake Grossman, PhD, Putnam Postdoctoral Fellow, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Most of us have an intuitive sense of what counts as "biodiversity" and why it is important to live in a biodiverse world, but these questions have also powered decades of revelatory and complex ecological research. Join Putnam Postdoctoral Fellow Jake Grossman for an exploration of the world of biodiversity research. Our focus will be on how scientists define and quantify biodiversity and how biodiversity loss affects the way that ecosystems work. Jake will share highlights from his dissertation research, which entailed the use of experimentally planted "forests" to study the role of biodiversity in supporting tree growth, health, and nutrient use.

Fee Free, but registration is requested
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

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28/01/2020 18:30:00 28/01/2020 20:00:00 15 Botany Blast: What is Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter? Jake Grossman, PhD, Putnam Postdoctoral Fellow, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University Most of us have an intuitive sense of what counts as "biodiversity" and why it is important to live in a bi... Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, Boston, MA 02130 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit