Thursday, June 24, 2021
Managing Yards for Plant Biodiversity
Suburban yards can support remarkably high plant biodiversity. How homeowners manage their yards largely determines the plant composition of these expanding ecosystems. In this talk, Woodwell Climate Research Center ecologist Christopher Neill and conservation biologist Desiree Narango describe findings from a one-of-a-kind, nationwide research project that examined the flora, soils, microclimates, insects, and birds in suburban yards in six metropolitan regions across the United States, including Boston. Neill will address how suburbanization does or does not homogenize residential landscapes compared with the natural areas that surround these cities. He will connect this new research to ways that homeowners can modify their yards to support native plants and wildlife, and how Native Plant Trust and Woodwell Climate Research Center's new collaboration shares the research with a broader audience.
|Date/time details||Thursday, June 24, 2021, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.|
|Instructor||Desiree Narango and Christopher Neill|
|CEU||MALP MCLP: 1; MNLA MCH: .5; NOFA AOLCP: 2|
|Cosponsor||Woodwell Climate Research Center|