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March 2, 2009

Bart Johnson and David Hulse Present March 5 ENR Fireside Conversation

The University of Oregon School of Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program along with the University of Oregon’s Environmental Studies Program, continues its “Seeking Sustainable Solutions: A Series of Fireside Conversations on Global Warming 2008-09″ with a joint presentation by Landscape Architecture Professors Bart Johnson and David Hulse titled, “The Challenges of Modeling the Interactions of Climate Change, Ecosystem Trajectories and Land Use Decisions.”

Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies Bart Johnson focuses his teaching and research on the integration of ecology into landscape design, planning, and management, with a particular emphasis on ecological restoration and conservation planning. His current projects focus on conservation planning and restoration ecology for open habitats, including oak savanna, upland prairie, and wetland prairie. In recent years, Johnson was the University of Oregon lead for an international consortium on urban ecology education and also taught ecological design at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Knight Professor of Landscape David Hulse is a founding member of the university’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment. He is an expert in geographic information systems and the use of computer-based tools for facilitating land use planning and natural resource decision-making. He currently is working with colleagues from the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Oregon State University to develop spatial decision support systems for creating and evaluating alternative land and water use futures in the Willamette River Basin and elsewhere in Oregon.

The event takes place at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Bowerman Center for Environmental Law located in Knight Law Center 225. It is free and open to all members of the university community.

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