Upcoming Talk 05.11.23 | Networks for Life with Doug Tallamy
Updated: May 4
Join us on Thursday, May 11th at 5:30 pm via Zoom for the next installment of our Conservation Talk Series! We will be joined by Doug Tallamy, New York Times best-selling author of Nature's Best Hope, for "Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together."
We will raffle off three signed copies of Doug's book, "Nature's Best Hope," to participants.
Biodiversity is essential to sustaining human societies because it is other living things that run our ecosystems. Yet, throughout the U.S., we have fragmented the habitats that support biodiversity by the way we have landscaped our cities, suburbs, and farmland. This is a problem because isolated habitats cannot support populations large enough to survive normal environmental stresses. We can reconnect viable habitats by expanding existing greenways, building riparian corridors, and by changing the landscaping paradigm that dominates our yards and corporate landscapes. Replacing half the area that is now in barren lawn with plants that are best at supporting food webs would create over 20 million acres of connectivity and go a long way toward sustaining biodiversity in the future. How we landscape today will determine what life looks like tomorrow.
Unable to join us for this presentation? The recording will be posted here a week after the presentation.
About Our Speaker
Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 106 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for 41 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home was published in 2007; The Living Landscape was published in 2014; Nature's Best Hope, a New York Times bestseller, was released in February 2020.
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