EVENT FULL *Restoration of a Grassland Ecosystem: Lessons Learned with Dr. Douglas Gill* EVENT FULL
Friday, Dec 6, 2019
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Join Dr. Doug Gill the learn about the Native Grassland Restoration project on the eastern shore of Maryland. Dr. Gill will share lessons learned and give practical advice from 20 years of experience with grassland restoration. The talk will be valuable to anyone with similar goals on their own land, no matter how small-scale!
The Native Grassland Restoration project has addressed the:
- Performance of native and alien plants as they changed under experimental management protocols of grassland establishment and maintenance
- Response of wildlife, especially bird species of Special Concern such as Grasshopper Sparrow, Dickcissel, and Northern Bobwhite, to the grasslands
- Development of cost-effective management protocols to optimize an attractive and sustainable habitat for grassland wildlife.
About the Presenter
Douglas E. Gill, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology at University of Maryland, College Park where he has worked since 1971. He is a birder and natural historian who enjoys teaching classes in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Vertebrate Zoology. He studied experimental ecology from an evolutionary perspective and has conducted research on plants, amphibians, and birds. In 2010, Dr. Gill was named Conservationist of the Year by the Maryland Ornithological Society.
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