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PUBLIC TALK: Rainforests and Savannas: Understanding Ecological Processes in River Floodplains

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A public lecture by Robert J. Naiman, Emeritus Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.

For nearly three decades Professor Naiman and his colleagues have been examining ecological processes in rivers and floodplains of the North American coastal rainforests and the savannas of southern Africa. Despite strong contrasts in climate and water regimes, there are a number of surprising similarities that impart ecological integrity. In both Ecoregions the characteristics of floodplain vegetation are intimately linked to flow regimes, floodplain soils acquire nutrients quickly and thereby contribute to robust plant growth, large mammals and fish play fundamentally important roles, and dead wood in river channels is paramount in shaping future ecological conditions.

This lecture will explore many of these similarities, and some contrasts, as an emerging understanding of basic ecological processes helps underpin improved resource management for river floodplains.

Cost: free, but RSVP required to https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/naiman
Location Webb Lecture Theatre, Geography Building (ground floor), UWA
Contact Institute of Advanced Studies <[email protected]> : 6488 1340
URL https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/naiman
Start Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:00
End Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:00
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Last Updated Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:39
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