Fri, Mar 19, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Speaker: Timm Doebert, University of Alberta
The world’s grasslands extend over more than 30% of the terrestrial surface. Those native grasslands spared from conversion to cropland are frequently used for grazing livestock. Domestic grazers act as ecosystem engineers, shaping the ecological processes underpinning grassland function. The maintenance of hydrologic function in grazing lands is a central management objective. Hydrologic processes are closely tied to numerous ecosystem goods and services including forage production and carbon sequestration. Grassland hydrology, therefore, plays an important role for ensuring food security and building resilience to a warming climate.