South Floridians are no strangers to the Everglades. What you may not know, however, is how much our everyday actions can affect the ecosystem’s sustainability. Discover how we can all make a difference at the next Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series talk, hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.
“Restoring the River of Grass: Past and Present Conditions in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem”
Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series | Tabitha Cale, Ph.D. (National Audubon Society)
Wednesday, Mar. 19
Mailman-Hollywood Building | Second Floor Auditorium
About the Talk
The Everglades is a unique wetlands ecosystem unlike any other in the world. While it is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the continental United States, it has been drastically altered by human activity. Restoring the greater-Everglades ecosystem is vital to managing flood control, the water supply, ecosystem health, and the impacts of climate change in South Florida.
This talk will cover a short history of human-induced changes in the ecosystem and provide an overview of current Everglades-restoration projects designed to reverse these changes and improve ecological conditions.
About the Speaker
Tabitha Cale, Ph.D., is an Everglades policy associate at the National Audubon Society in Florida. She is a frequent media source for environmental issues and political policy concerning the Everglades. In November, Cale wrote a Letter to the Editor on sea-level rise in Florida, published in the New York Times. Follow Cale on Twitter @EvergladesTabby.
About the Series
Hosted by the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Division of Math, Science, and Technology, the Climate-Sustainability Lecture Series aims to increase the understanding of the science, technology, and policies relating to climate change and sustainable development. Experts in related fields from within NSU and other institutions are featured speakers. These lectures give faculty members and students the opportunity to discuss the scientific, technological, social, and policy aspects of sustainability-related issues. All are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Song Gao, Ph.D., associate professor at the college, at (954) 262-8388.