Joe R. McBride: The History, Ecology and Future of Eucalyptus Plantations in the Bay Area

Joe R. McBride, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

McBride will explain the ecology of the eucalyptus forest in the Bay Area. He will discuss its structure, the variety of plants and animals that live within it, its health and the ecological functions it performs. There will be a description of the dynamics within these forest stands (such as whether they are successional or a climax-species that replace themselves over time without human input) and about their invasive potential.
This program is part of The Science of Conservation and Biodiversity in the 21st Century series. This series of lectures presents a new way of looking at public policy issues in conservation. The things we’ve assumed as facts often are not. Traditional approaches are losing ground as science illuminates new pathways for framing and achieving conservation goals.

April 9, 2014