Dr. Larry Band

Dr. Larry Band, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, http://geography.unc.edu/people/faculty-1/lawrence-band, Presentation Title: TBD, Hosted by Dr. Ross Meentemeyer

Background:  Former Chair of UNC-CH Geography, Current Director of the Institute for the Environment at UNC-CH; Our research group is primarily interested in the structure, function and dynamics of watersheds with an emphasis on the quantity and quality of surface water, and ecosystem cycling of carbon and nutrients. In this work we explicitly include the actions of human individual and institutional behavior as part of the watershed ecosystem.  We combine field measurement and observation of hydrological and ecological processes with the development and application of distributed watershed models, geographic information science (GISci) and remote sensing techniques. Currently we are working in a range of watersheds within forested, agricultural and urban environments. This encompasses a set of Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites (Baltimore Ecosystem Study and Coweeta), as well as other watersheds in North Carolina (Neuse, Haw, Yadkin, Catawba). Previous work has included work in northern Manitoba, central Saskatchewan, central Ontario, the Loess Plateau of northern China and the Pacific Northwest.