About this Event
There will be short presentations by researchers in Restoration Ecology and regional seed producers will be followed by breakout sessions for discussions on strategies and steps for moving forward.
Anna Bucharova at the Institute of Landscape Ecology, Münster, Germany. Anna’s work is focused on challenges in using seeds for ecological restoration under changing environments and the rapid evolution of climate change.
Julie Etterson at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Julie studies how native plant species respond to human impacts on the environment, like climate change. She is also the principal scientist behind Project Baseline, a research seed bank that studies the evolution of wild plant populations over time and space.
Jennifer Ogle coordinates the Arkansas Native Seed Program. Jennifer is working hard to provide locally sourced native seed for large-scale habitat enhancement, habitat restoration and revegetation projects in Arkansas.
There will also be lightening talks from regional native seed producers including Cardno, Inc. and The Prairie State Nursery, as well as from representatives of Forest Preserve and Conservation Districts and NGO’s on their seed sourcing strategies and protocols used for their restoration projects.