PEI Faculty Seminar: “The Geometry of Ecosystems in a Changing World”

Corina Tarnita, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will present ” The Geometry of Ecosystems in a Changing World” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Tarnita will present her evidence from multiple continents suggesting that natural spatial patterns such as Africa’s mysterious fairy circles are the result of multiple factors operating at various, overlapping spatial scales. These patterns, she concludes, can convey crucial information about ecosystem structure and function, and may even warn of impending collapse.

Tarnita is the first speaker in the Fall 2019 PEI Faculty Seminar Series, which is free and open to the public. Remaining speakers and dates in this series are:

Oct. 1

Climatic Influences on Tropical Cyclones and Their Severity
Gabriel Vecchi, Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Nov. 5

Craig Arnold, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

Dec. 3

Anu Ramaswami, Professor of India Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and Director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India

PEI Faculty Seminar: “The Geometry of Ecosystems in a Changing World”

Event Date

Tue, Sep 17, 2019 ・ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Location

Guyot Hall, Room 10

Corina Tarnita, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will present ” The Geometry of Ecosystems in a Changing World” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Guyot Hall, Room 10. Tarnita will present her evidence from multiple continents suggesting that natural spatial patterns such as Africa’s mysterious fairy circles are the result of multiple factors operating at various, overlapping spatial scales. These patterns, she concludes, can convey crucial information about ecosystem structure and function, and may even warn of impending collapse.

Tarnita is the first speaker in the Fall 2019 PEI Faculty Seminar Series, which is free and open to the public. Remaining speakers and dates in this series are:

Oct. 1

Climatic Influences on Tropical Cyclones and Their Severity
Gabriel Vecchi, Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute

Nov. 5

Craig Arnold, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials

Dec. 3

Anu Ramaswami, Professor of India Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute, and Director of the M.S. Chadha Center for Global India