4D Botany of the Anthropogenic Environment
Meyer, Rachel .
4D Botany of the Anthropogenic Environment.
This symposium draws from across environmental science to connect research on spatiotemporal (4D) dynamics of the anthropogenic environment. The diversity of novel communities and ecosystems created by humans requires new theory and creative approaches to discover the drivers of relationships and the basis for fragility or resilience. Increasing climate variation is an alarm for the urgency to understand the conflicts and the effects of imposed solutions aimed to relax strains on natural resources in these new situations. It is a time infuse more science into policy, particularly for conservation. The presentations pivot on the integration of shallow or deep timescale data into spatial studies ranging from the corridors of metropolis biodiversity to tropical silviculture, from the systemic effects of paradomestication to land management and pollution. We feature a variety of cutting edge and sensitive techniques useful to track signatures of impact over time, such as environmental ancient DNA metagenomics, tree ring chemistry and morphotyping, and predictive environmental modeling. In this way, we will catalyze interdisciplinary adoption of the multitude of theories and approaches to handling complex 4D datasets innovated by the BSA community and beyond, and examine the ways these research endeavors are being translated into real world change.
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1 - University of California Los Angeles
Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Candidate for Awards:None