Re-imagining Infrastructure for a Biodiverse Future

When Nov 04, 2022
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Shumaker Research Building room 139
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grass in the middle of a salt marshThe Biology Department Seminar Series presents Dr. Seth Wenger, Associate Professor & Director of Science, University of Georgia's River Basin Center. Existing approaches to conservation have failed to stem the global decline in biodiversity. However, large governmental investments in nature-based infrastructure and fundamental shifts within infrastructure agencies offer the promise of a new paradigm in which civil infrastructure becomes a vehicle for biodiversity enhancement rather than degradation. In this talk I'll discuss how the rapidly expanding Network for Engineering with Nature (N-EWN) is working to bring about this transition to a more sustainable, biodiverse future.