Prairie Restoration and the Challenge of Maintaining Earth’s Biodiversity on a Changing Planet

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Event Venue: 

Thorne Deuel Auditorium

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Paul Mickey Science Series presented by Dr. Amy McEuen, University of Illinois Springfield

Dr. McEuen and her lab’s work at the Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon restoration involves tracking the floristic quality of the tallgrass prairie restorations through time and testing whether certain plant species may be better candidates for restoration based on their geographic ranges. Dr. McEuen will discuss results from this work as well as the broader challenge of conserving biodiversity given global change. She will also highlight some of the actions all of us can take to increase habitat for the species we share the planet with.

Each month, the Paul Mickey Science Series features a different speaker and topic in the Auditorium at the Illinois State Museum. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

Dr. Amy McEuen, University of Illinois Springfield

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