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Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Ecological Principles for Sustainable Crop Production: Insights from Pollination Studies

Lucas Garibaldi, Director of the Institute of Natural Resources, Agroecology, and Rural Development at the National University of Río Negro, will describe his research on the role of pollinators in food systems across the globe, and discuss the implications for ecological principles of sustainable crop production more broadly, in this talk. Hosted by the Planetary Health Alliance and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. 

A third of all crops, and more than 85 percent of flowering plants, depend on animal pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds. Declining pollinator populations therefore pose a significant threat to biodiversity, crop yields, and human health across the globe. Conservation and management of pollinator populations represents a critical intervention that could have mutually beneficial outcomes for biodiversity and agricultural productivity. In this lecture, Dr. Lucas Garibaldi will describe his research on the role of pollinators in food systems across the globe, and discuss the implications for ecological principles of sustainable crop production more broadly. Dr. Garibaldi is Director of the Institute of Natural Resources, Agroecology, and Rural Development at the National University of Río Negro. This event is co-sponsored by the Planetary Health Alliance and the Harvard University Center for the Environment.

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Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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