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The past, present, and future of herbivore impacts on savanna vegetation

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST

- Free

BOOK HERE for this online seminar – in your booking confirmation email, click on “View online event” for the Zoom link and passcode.

All welcome.  Please note – all times given in UK time.

Speaker:  Carla Staver, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Herbivory is thought to be a key process structuring vegetation in savannas, especially in Africa where large mammal herbivore communities remain intact. Exclusion experiments consistently show that herbivores impact savanna vegetation, but effect size variation has resisted explanation, limiting our understanding of the past, present and future roles of herbivory in savanna ecosystems. In this talk, I will synthesize diverse lines of evidence, including results from herbivore experiments, metabolic estimates, diet observations, and paleoecology, to evaluate the importance of top-down control on savanna ecosystem dynamics.

Carla Staver is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University and the associate director of the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. She has been doing field research in South Africa since 2004, which she combines with theoretical and remote sensing approaches to scale from local to large-scale observations.

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://bookwhen.com/octf#focus=ev-spu1-20210924160000

Venue

Online
United Kingdom
Website:
http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/contact.html

Organiser

Jane Applegarth
Email:
jane.applegarth@eci.ox.ac.uk

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://bookwhen.com/octf#focus=ev-spu1-20210924160000

Venue

Online
United Kingdom
Website:
http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/contact.html

Organiser

Jane Applegarth
Email:
jane.applegarth@eci.ox.ac.uk