Livable Landscape Lecture Series: “The Science Behind Your Livable Landscape”

Tuesday, January 17, 7pm-9pm

Longwood Gardens Ballroom (enter at business entrance), 409 Conservatory Road, Kennett Square, PA

With Louis Kaplan, Ph.D. Senior Scientist at the Stroud Water Research Center.

Your Livable Landscape is a project that describes how landscape decisions made by individual landowners impact the global carbon cycle. The topic of this lecture will be the current scientific understanding of the connections between the carbon cycle and the water cycle. The practical implications at the landscape scale involve the relationship of storm water management to the carbon footprint of individual yards. The concepts presented in Your Livable Landscape will help landowners have an appreciation of their landscapes as dynamic ecosystems that process carbon. 

Pre-registration required. Visit Longwood Gardens website or call 610.388.5454 to sign up.

Your Livable Landscape: Cultivating an Ecosystem Esthetic is a two-year project that will communicate the adverse effect of landscape choices that alter the carbon and hydrogen cycles, offer alternatives to the esthetic preferences behind these choices, and make the case for an esthetic informed by ecosystem science and the benefits of carbon sequestration. This project is a collaboration between Stroud Water Research Center and Longwood Gardens and is supported by the National Science Foundation under the Award DRL #0917930.

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