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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

Valuing Ecosystem Services in Southern California and Assessing the Impact of Climate Change Event

Chaparral image
8 November 2017
Life Sciences Building 85, Room 2207, Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Selina Barry on 023 80 594794 or email .

Event details

Biological Sciences Invited Speaker Programme 2017-18


Abstract: The Mediterranean-type climate region of southern California is among the most biodiverse regions of the United States and recognized as a global biodiversity hotspot. It is also home to millions of people living in close proximity to natural areas and wildfires are often a prominent feature of the southern California experience. Chaparral vegetation dominates the southern California landscape, yet there is little appreciation of the intrinsic value and the ecosystem services that chaparral landscapes provide. Furthermore, there is a lack of information on the current and projected trends in the sustainability of this precious and unique natural resource.

Speaker information

Dr Emma C Underwood,UC Davis University of California, and Visiting Researcher at the University of Southampton

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