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Event Information:

  • Tue
    19
    Apr
    2022

    Oxford Science Café: Science and Conservation

    6:00 pmHeartbreak Coffee, 265 North Lamar Boulevard Suite G, Oxford Square

    Science is fun at the Oxford Science Café! Join us for an exciting presentation by Dr. Jason Hoeksema (University of Mississippi)

    Dr. Jason Hoeksema, Professor of Biology at the University of Mississippi, will present: "Science and conservation for birds and humans on working lands in the Mississippi Delta."

    The Mississippi Delta was historically a vast wetland, covered with flooded woodlands, swamps, and oxbow lakes. These wetland habitats provided essential ecosystem services, including flood control and wildlife habitat. Today, most of these wetlands have been drained or diverted for agriculture, which supplies food and represents a key economic base in our region. Is there a way we can conserve and restore the ecosystem services of wetlands, while maintaining sustainable agricultural production? Delta Wind Birds (DWB) is a conservation non-profit based in Oxford, working to conserve existing wetlands and especially to create temporary wetlands on private lands in the Delta, including crop farms. Scientists from the University of Mississippi, the USDA-ARS, and Mississippi State University are partnering with DWB to study how these temporary wetlands may benefit migratory water birds, conserve soil, reduce downstream nutrient pollution, and improve crop yields

    You can join virtually via: https://olemiss.zoom.us/j/99989536748

    Cost: Free!

    Oxford Science Café: Monthly conversations about the science we know and the science we don't know. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome! Like us on Facebookand follow us on Twitter.

    For assistance related to a disability, contact Jake Bennett: jvbennet@olemiss.edu |

    Event posted by: jvbennet@olemiss.edu

    Sponsored by: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Provost/VC for Academic Affairs, UMWiP