Nov. 28: Impacts of Local, Landscape, and Gardener Characteristics on Diversity, Ecological Networks, and Ecosystem Services in Urban Agroecosystems with Stacy Philpott

Impacts of Local, Landscape, and Gardener Characteristics on Diversity, Ecological Networks, and Ecosystem Services in Urban Agroecosystems

Dr. Stacy Philpott

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall, UBC

Urban gardens are centers of food production in the city, and provide an array of benefits for biodiversity and gardeners, but less is known about socio-ecological interactions in gardens. In this talk, I will explore linkages between characteristics of gardens (vegetation, ground cover), landscapes (natural habitat, landscape diversity), and gardeners (gender, region of origin) and biodiversity, ecological networks, and ecosystem services such as pollination, pest control, water conservation, and food production.

The seminar will be hosted by the Wittman Lab. Cookies will be served at 11:30am in the Beaty Biodiversity Centre atrium (cookie providers: Megan S. and Rassim K.). Seminar will begin at 12:00pm in the Beaty Biodiversity Museum auditorium.

This event is co-hosted by the Biodiversity Research Centre and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm.