Zoom Lecture: Walking Ecology at Sedgwick Reserve

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Date & Time

Thu, Sep 23 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sat, Sep 25 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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3566 Brinkerhoff Ave

What coastal sage scrub teaches us about conserving coastal California landscapes amid climate change

Lecture on Zoom: Thursday, September 23 7PM-8PM

During this talk, Dr. Mayes will highlight what coastal sage scrub teaches us about conserving coastal California landscapes amid climate change. Coastal sage scrub ecosystems provide habitat for diverse wildlife and valuable ecosystem services for people. Landscape patterns in the distribution of coastal sage scrub relative to grasses, trees and changes over time can provide clues about how past land-use activities have changed ecosystems – and – what future land management strategies may conserve native coastal California habitats amidst more frequent and severe drought and fire linked to climate change.

Lab at Sedgwick Reserve: Saturday, September 25 8AM-11AM

In this Walking Ecology activity, you will get to visit Sedgwick Reserve’s field station followed by a brief walk to observe some of our natural communities including oak woodlands and coastal sage scrub. After a brief climb (75 feet), you will enjoy expansive views of the reserve and Dr. Mayes will (1) help you “read landscapes” like ecosystem scientists by observing vegetation patterns, and (2) illustrate how satellite and drone-based remote sensing are being used in research and conservation management of CSS, including a demonstration drone flight over research areas at Sedgwick.
Walking Ecology Hybrid Program: This event is part of our 2021 Walking Ecology series, a hybrid-program including a lecture on Zoom and a lab at Sedgwick Reserve. Zoom lectures are free and will be recorded and shared for those who are unable to view the live session. Lab sections at Sedgwick Reserve are $20 per person, registration is required, and space is limited. Kids 13 and under are free.


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