Lunch and Learn: Ecological Resilience with Lance Gunderson

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May 9 @ 12:00 pm
May 9 @ 1:00 pm
112 Krog Street
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Natural occurrences that ecosystems face such as fires, pests, or storms can potentially alter the long term development of a forest. Ecological resilience is the ability for ecosystems to withstand, absorb, and recover from these external shocks.

How do natural occurrences impact a healthy growing forest? What do we do once the damage has been done? How do ecosystems bounce back?

Join Lance Gunderson for this Lunch and Learn as he talks about how a resilient ecosystem can bounce back with the help of adaptive management approaches.

Lance Gunderson attended the University of Florida, receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Botany and a Ph. D. in Environmental Engineering Sciences. He was a botanist with the US National Park Service in the Big Cypress and Everglades regions of southern Florida, and a research scientist in the Department of Zoology at the University of Florida. He was the founding chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at Emory University from 1999-2005. Lance has served as the executive director of the Resilience Network, Vice Chair of the Resilience Alliance, on the Science Advisory Board of the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Chair of the National Academy of Sciences, and on the National Research Council Committee on Ecological Impacts of Road Density. He is Co-Editor in Chief of Ecology and Society (, and in 2007 he was named a Beijer Fellow of the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences.