Water Seminar on 3/17 by Dr. Bradford Wilcox from Texas A&M

Encroached grasslandSeminar: A Hydrologist’s Foray into the World of “Coupled Human and Natural Systems Research”
by Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Professor, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University

When: March 17 at 3:00
Where: 311 Latham Hall

Rangelands in the Southern Great Plains and much of the western United States have converted to woodlands with potentially enormous consequences to social, biologiwilcoxcal and hydrological systems.  The change is analogous perhaps to much of the afforestation that has occurred in the East.  In this talk I will describe what we know about how this transformation affects hydrological systems in the Southern Great Plains and our early attempts at understanding woody plant encroachment as a coupled social-ecological system.

About the speaker: Bradford Wilcox is a professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University.  He is an ecohydrologist whose research has focused extensively on understanding how vegetation change in drylands influences the water cycle.

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