ICS Lecture: Huracanes y bosques en Puerto Rico y las Antillas Mayores


The Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), celebrating its 60th anniversary, invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture: “Huracanes y bosques en Puerto Rico y las Antillas Mayores: ¿Qué nos dice un siglo de investigaciones ecológicas?,” by Dr. Tania del Mar López Marrero (Department of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Center of Littoral Studies, UPR-Mayagüez), Carlos F. Rivera López (Department of Industrial Biotechnology, UPR-Mayagüez), Isabel A. Escalera García (Department of Agro-Environmental Sciencies, UPR-Mayagüez), and Mariangelí Echevarría Ramos (Department of Biology, UPR-Mayagüez). Dr. Tamara Heartsill Scalley (International Institute of Tropical Dasonomy, Federal Forest Service, and Department of Environmental Sciences, UPR-Río Piedras) will comment the lecture.

The activity will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:30pm at Room 238 of the Ramón Emeterio Betances Building (REB 238), School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

Description: This conference presents the results of a review of systematic literature on ecological research carried out in Puerto Rico, and published between 1900 and 2017, on hurricane and forest concerns. It also includes a summary of hurricane activity in Puerto Rico during that period. The findings will cover aspects of research related to forests, geographical distribution, and time span in which the research was carried out. This helps us understand what we know about the subject, what we still need to know, and what possibilities for research and generating new knowledge is brought on by recent and future hurricane seasons. It also provides a preliminary comparison between research conducted in Puerto Rico and the rest of the Greater Antilles, which allows for discussion of the subject in the wider context of the Caribbean archipelago.

This presentation will be broadcast LIVE online through the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at http://uprrp.edu

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at iec.ics@upr.edu

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