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Botany Blast: What is Biodiversity and Why Does It Matter? - Arnold Arboretum - Free Lecture

Tuesday, January 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.

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

Location:
Arnold Arboretum
Hunnewell Building
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 6:30-8:00pm
Phone: 617-384-5277
Email: adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website: https://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=2118&DayPlannerDate=1/28/2020

Published on Monday, December 02, 2019.
All information is subject to change.

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