Published: March 27, 2020

Who: Dr. Christina Alba *
Title: "Quantifying plant diversity along an urban greenway: A unique approach combining botanical collections with ecological transects" *
When: Friday, April 3, 2020 *
Where: See Zoom access info below *

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"Quantifying plant diversity along an urban greenway: A unique approach combining botanical collections with ecological transects"
Christina Alba, Richard Levy, Rebecca Hufft, Research & Conservation Department, Denver Botanic Gardens

Urban greenways represent ecologically distinct habitat types within a larger, more highly developed land use matrix. In this time of rapid habitat loss, such areas can provide refugia for plants and wildlife. In this seminar I will describe a unique approach taken by Denver Botanic Gardens researchers to describe plant biodiversity along the 71-mile High Line Canal greenway. By working at the intersection of natural history collections and field ecology, we demonstrate that botanical collectors provide critical context about the community species pool, while ecologists layer on quantitative data for a subset of abundant species that drive ecological processes. By combining sampling approaches from these two disciplines, researchers can more fully evaluate questions about plant species richness and relative abundances, while increasing the value of their data sets for use by other researchers.

All seminars will be presented via Zoom, please see access information below. Everyone is welcome to the seminar. If you would like to meet with the speaker, please email Dr. Brian Buma .

Topic: Friday seminar
Time: Every week on Fri, until May 1, 2020, 5 occurrence(s)
         Apr 3, 2020 12:00 PM
        Apr 10, 2020 12:00 PM
        Apr 17, 2020 12:00 PM
        Apr 24, 2020 12:00 PM
        May 1, 2020 12:00 PM
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