The Ecological Homogenization of Urban America

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

Cities and suburbs in very different parts of America share familiar patterns of roads, neighborhoods, commercial areas, landscaping, and water features. Ecologist Peter Groffman will explain 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.'


Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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