Dr. Melissa McHale

Dr. Melissa McHale, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, NC State University, http://urbanecologylab.wikispaces.com/, Presentation Title: From Concrete Jungles to Savannas:  The future of long-term socio-ecological research programs in the US and abroad, Hosted by Geography PhD Students

Background:  Faculty member of the Urban Ecology lab at NC State; Research interests are:  Trans-disciplinary approaches to studying complex socio-ecological systems; social drivers of ecosystem processes; cities as sustainable ecosystems; carbon dynamics in urban systems; urbanization affects on nutrient cycling; ecosystem services tradeoffs