Webinar: From Agricultural to Urban Ecosystems – Nature’s Services to Humankind

Event Date:

December 2, 2008 – December 2, 2008


Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm (ET)

A webinar hosted by the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE) and The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will discuss From Agriculture to Urban Ecosystems: Nature’s Services to Humankind.

Ecosystems provide a wide range of benefits to humans. Our growing demand for food, fiber, and energy has increased awareness of the importance of ecosystems, the services they provide, and the ways in which we rely on them. Join leading academics as they share information that will be crucial to policymakers, students, and anyone else interested in learning more about

Our panel of specialists will include:

  • Dr. James Gosz: Dr. Gosz is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources, and he has collaborated in the creation of long-term ecosystem research projects. Ecology, as well as forest and range productivity, are areas where his study knowledge is extensive.
  • Dr. Dan Swinton: Dr. Swinton is an associate professor of agricultural, food, and natural resources economics at Michigan State University. His work focuses on ecosystem service issues as well as crop pest and fertilizer management.
  • Dr. Richard Pouyat: Dr. Pouyat is a researcher at the US Forest Service and a team leader of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, an organization that studies urban ecological systems and their role in delivering ecosystem services to society.
  • Dr. Mark Kraft: Dr. Mark Kraft is the Department Chair in the Department of Agribusiness Economics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His areas of study include soil and water conservation policy and the supply of ecosystem services from working agricultural and rural areas.

Web-seminar technology will be used to record the presentations. There is a limit on the amount of people that may participate. Registration is open to everyone, but space is limited. On November 26, deadline for registration will close. To register, go to the link below.


Natural Environment

Built Environment

Social/Economic Health



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