The Ecological Homogenization of Urban America

November 20, 2015

Speaker: Peter Groffman

Cities and suburbs in very different parts of America share familiar patterns of roads, neighborhoods, commercial areas, landscaping, and water features. Ecologist Peter Groffman explains how these similarities can help us understand land use change from local to continental scales.

Learn how lawns and other development choices influence biogeochemical cycles, how eco-minded planning can improve the way urban areas process potential pollutants like nitrogen and carbon, and why Groffman suggests that, in today's changing world, we need to tune into 'bio-geo-socio-chemistry.'

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