IoE Rough Cut Science Series - Dr. Hila Shamoon - "Plains Bison Effects on Grassland Biodiversity"
- Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Barnard Hall, 126 - view map
As part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Rough Cut Science Seminar Series, Dr. Hila Shamoon will give a talk titled "Plains Bison Effects on Grassland Biodiversity" at noon on Wednesday, November 20 in 126 Barnard Hall.
Hila Shamoon is a landscape ecologist and mammalogist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Conservation Ecology Center. Shamoon is focused on understanding the role of ecosystem engineers in a human-dominated landscape, and at what scales ecosystem engineers provide desired outcomes to supports ecosystem intactness. This work, in partnership with the American Prairie Reserve, is part of a restoration initiative of North American’s Great Plains.
Shamoon uses a multi-species approach to answer local- and landscape-level questions to better understand ecological processes and trophic cascades. She combines several modeling methodologies and collects data from the field using several technologies, such as camera traps, audio recordings, GPS tags, and aerial imagery.
Shamoon will present preliminary results from several ongoing Smithsonian Grassland Ecology projects.
Watch the seminar live at https://zoom.us/j/283795654.
- Institute on Ecosystems