Alteration of springs ecosystems has become a global environmental crisis, warranting local, national and global conservation attention. Springs are ecologically important habitats that support elevated biological and socio-cultural diversity, including more than 15 percent of endangered species in the United States, while providing $5 billion per year in bottled water sales revenue. However, springs are inadequately recognized and protected, and have been poorly mapped. They have been insufficiently studied as ecosystems, and few remain ecologically intact. In this talk, Larry Stevens will address recent advances in springs ecohydrology and ecology, and address some of the challenges and opportunities that accompany enhanced springs stewardship.
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.)