Topic: Space, Time and Appalachian Grass Balds: Coping with a Riddle and a Conservation Controversy
A number of the peaks of the Southern Appalachian Mountains support extensive grasslands rather than forests, and the presence of unique arrays of light-dependent organisms suggests a long history for these habitats. Recently we have proposed a novel and controversial hypothesis involving climate extremes and animal activity to explain the existence of these mountain balds and similar grasslands in other parts of the world.
Speaker: Dr. Peter Weigl, Research Professor, Department of Biology, Wake Forest University
Date:7 pm, Tuesday, November 14