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A center of excellence in ecosystem science since 1969.
The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory is an interdisciplinary ecology research and teaching unit at Colorado State University. Our mission is to improve understanding of the complex interactions between ecosystems, humans, and management activities.
Over the next 50 years, water resource issues will be at the forefront of political and societal discussion. As demand for water increases and supply dwindles, how we manage our freshwater resources is becoming more important to an increasing number of people. Sustainable management strategies for freshwater resources often focus on balancing water resource use with maintaining ecological flows. However, freshwater sustainability is also affected by the combination of physical, biological, and chemical transformations within aquatic ecosystems and their contributing watersheds. In this seminar series, we bring together speakers who work within aquatic ecosystems to discuss the dynamics of those systems and the importance of research at the intersection of biological, chemical, and physical sciences. This semester’s seminar series aims to highlight some of the key questions in aquatic ecosystem ecology and how finding the answers to those questions may help to define successful sustainable management of our global freshwater ecosystems over the next 50 to 100 years.
Fridays, 11:00 AM - 12 Noon
A302-304, Third Floor, Natural and Environmental Sciences Building
Click on NREL Fall 2013 Seminar Series link above for a detailed schedule.