PEI Faculty Seminar: “The Basic Biology of Rebuilding a Wilderness – Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique”
Robert Pringle, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will present “The Basic Biology of Rebuilding a Wilderness: Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique,” at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Guyot Hall, Room 10.
After nearly being eliminated during Mozambique’s civil war, the large mammals of Gorongosa National Park have rebounded dramatically in the past decade thanks to an innovative government-initiated conservation partnership. But many ecological legacies of the conflict remain. Pringle will draw on his years of research in Gorongosa to discuss how the disassembly and reassembly of Gorongosa illuminates the inner workings of ecosystems, the profound importance of ‘megafauna,’ and the resilience of nature.
Pringle is the second speaker in the Spring 2020 PEI Faculty Seminar Series, which is free and open to the public. Additional speakers and dates in this series are:
“The Midlatitude Surface Westerlies: Why They Exist and How They Will Change as the Earth Warms”
Isaac Held, Senior Meteorologist in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Lecturer with the Rank of Professor in Geosciences and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
“Eco-Swarāj: Can India Achieve Environmental Self-Rule?”
Meera Subramanian, PEI Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities
“Forever Chemicals No More: Harnessing the Novel Feammox Bacterium for PFAS Defluorination”
Peter Jaffe, William L. Knapp ’47 Professor of Civil Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering