Topic： Novel Stream and Wetland Restoration Approach to Enhance Ecological Services in Urban
Speaker： Curtis J. Richardson, Ph.D.
Professor of Resource Ecology
Nicholas School of the Environment
Director, Duke University Wetland Center,
When： 23th Sept., 2016, 15:30 PM, Friday
Where： 301 Room, School of Geography Science Building
Host： School of Environmental Science, Nanjing Normal University
Dr. Richardson research interests in applied ecology center on long-term ecosystem response to large-scale perturbations such as acid rain, toxic materials, flooding, or nutrient additions. He has specific interests in wetland ecosystems, phosphorus nutrient dynamics, and the effects of environmental stress on plant metabolism and growth. Major research focuses on wetlands as nutrient sinks and transformers.
Widely cited for his work on wetland ecology and restoration, Richardson has published more than 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Much of his research focuses on long-term ecosystem response to large-scale perturbations such as climate change, toxic materials, trace metals, flooding, or nutrient additions, with special interests in phosphorus nutrient dynamics in wetlands and the effects of environmental stress on plant communities and ecosystem functions and services.
In recognition of his contributions to the field of wetland science, Richardson has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of Wetland Scientists, and the Soil Science Society of America. He was awarded the Environmental Law Institute’s 2006 National Wetlands Award for Science Research. Dr. Richardson was named the John O. Blackburn Distinguished Professorship, effective July 1st 2016.