Wednesday, Nov. 16th at 8pm, Against the Grain Brewery (401 E. Main St.)
At the next Beer with a Scientist, Dr. Margaret Carreiro will explain how residents in cities and suburbs can protect native species by weaving local nature into the very places where they live and work. She will describe Reconciliation Ecology, a concept in which habitats for wildlife are created within urban and suburban areas. Carreiro is associate professor in the Department of Biology at UofL. Her work focuses on understanding how urban environments interact with natural components of cities and suburbs. This includes studying the effects of atmospheric nitrogen from fossil fuel combustion and other sources, invasive species, habitat fragmentation, restoration management and socio-cultural legacies in affecting plant and soil communities and ecosystem processes. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session. Admission is free. Purchase of beer, other beverages or menu items is not required but is encouraged. For more information and to suggest future Beer with a Scientist topics, follow Louisville Underground Science on Facebook. Read More: UofL professor explores whether nature can thrive in the city