Event Date

March 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Program

Research Lecture Series

Program Information

Brown Bag Lectures
Dates: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 12 - 1pm
Location: online for now
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

BRIT Research Seminars
Date: Various dates throughout year
Time: 12 - 1pm 
Location: online for now
Cost: Free, Open to the Public
Visit the event page for specific date and time information.

Point of Contact

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Director of Research Programs

Studies prove that a lack of trees diminishes the quality of life for urban dwellers. While planting of adapted non-indigenous species has been common practice, is this the best course of action for urban planners and landscape architects? The Eastern Cross Timbers region in particular has been adversely affected by the urbanization of the region. We will explore some case studies and general guidelines to preserve native forests in the urban and suburban environment. Genera distribution is a key component in predicting invasive pest and disease spread. We will discuss how this occurs, what the current threats are, and how we can reduce the likelihood of native forest devastation.

About Research Lecture Series

The BRIT Lecture Series is designed to create community wide conversation about a diverse range of important and rapidly developing topics. This series gives scientists and speakers a forum for sharing the most current information about their areas of expertise and allows the public to interact with leading members of the local, national, and international scientific community.

Our Lecture Series is made up of Brown Bag Lunchtime Lectures and BRIT Research Seminars. Brown Bags take place the first Tuesday of each month, February – July and September – November, from noon - 1pm in the BRIT Commons. Research Seminars take place periodically throughout the year and are scheduled based on the availability of our in-house and visiting researchers.

All events are free and open to the public. Please watch this page and our Facebook page for announcements of upcoming Brown Bags and BRIT Researcher Seminars.