"New Connections: Creating Interdisciplinary Knowledge through Community Engagement" features diverse topics involving UD faculty, staff and experts throughout the tri-state area. The series is sponsored by The Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories and The Community Engagement Initiative. The sessions will be held each Monday through May 1st, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Room 110 of the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab). Each session highlights projects presented in a TED-style talk ending with a discussion session.
Monday, April 24, 2017
“SUSTAINABLE CITIES: CHALLENGES AND THE NEED FOR A SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL APPROACH”
Tara Trammell is the John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Delaware. She is an urban ecosystem ecologist studying how urban forests respond to anthropogenic impacts such as pollution and invasive species, and in-turn how urban forests provide ecosystem services. She received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Biology from the University of Louisville and a B.A. in Mathematics from Berea College.
"FUNCTIONAL BEAUTY: AN OVERVIEW OF URBAN GREENING IN WILMINGTON, DE"
Vikram Krishnamurthy serves as Executive Director of the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH), having worked at DCH previously as director of programs and tree program manager. Prior to returning to DCH, he served as director of land conservation for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (MD), managing director of the Center for Public Horticulture at the University of Delaware, and deputy director of Fair Food, a non-profit organization in Philadelphia. His professional experience in horticulture includes work in private gardening, the nursery trade, urban forestry, public gardens, and business management.
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