https://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/restoring-ecosystems Online event
26 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Lectures & Conferences, University, Virtual & Streaming
David Moreno Mateos, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Affiliate of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
How long does it take for an ecosystem to recover after it is disturbed or destroyed by human activities? How do we know when an ecosystem has recovered? In this lecture, restoration ecologist David Moreno Mateos will discuss the traditional methods used to assess the recovery of terrestrial ecosystems—such as changes in biodiversity or soil carbon levels—and highlight their limitations. He will make a case for more comprehensive and long-term approaches to understanding and measuring ecosystem recovery and highlight their potential for enhancing environmental policies and large-scale restoration strategies.
This program is supported by the Michael V. Dyett Lecture Fund.
Presented by Harvard Museum of Natural History and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture