The Urban Ecosystem Research Consortium (UERC) is kicking off its First Friday brown bag presentation series for 2012. Speakers will be giving more in-depth presentations on topics that they covered during shorter talks at the 2012 Urban Ecology and Conservation symposium. Brown bags will be held in Room 370 at Metro, 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. on the scheduled dates. All are welcome to attend.
April 6, 2012: Now that you've found ivy, what are you going to do with it? Three years of test plots and lessons from the field
Speaker: Toby Query, Natural Resource Ecologist, Watershed Revegetation Program, Environmental Services - City of Portland
May 4, 2012: The economics of change: catalyzing the investment shift toward a restorative built environment
Speaker: Stuart Cowan, Ph.D., Autopoiesis LLC
June 1, 2012: Non-native magnificent bryozoans (Pectinatella magnifica): increased occurrence in the Pacific NW?
Speaker: Briita Orwick, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Portland State University
July 6, 2012: Young tree monitoring: metrics for planting program success and fodder for long-range planning
Speaker: Jennifer Karps, Grey to Green Canopy Coordinator, City of Portland - Bureau of Environmental Services
Please go to the UERC web site at http://www.uercportland.org/ for more details.