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Saturday, February 23 • 2:10pm - 2:40pm
From Prairies to Rain Gardens: Climate Change Adaptation for Chicago Wilderness Grasslands

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Insights gathered from climate change adaptation planning for Chicago Wilderness prairies, conducted by the Field Museum and partners. Three workshops in 2018 resulted in specified strategies for a gradient of habitats - large prairies to created urban spaces. The project also examined how challenges are translated into approaches that conform to unique local perspectives while meeting regional goals.

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Katherine Moore Powell

Climate Change Ecologist, The Field Museum
As an ecohydrologist, I'm interested in how water moves through the ecosystem, and specifically how fluxes of carbon, water, and energy respond to precipitation that is becoming characterized by seasonal shifts, larger events, and longer dry periods. I have conducted research in grasslands... Read More →

Douglas F. Stotz

Field Museum

Saturday February 23, 2019 2:10pm - 2:40pm CST
rm. 47