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Soil, conservation experts to reflect on Hurricane Katrina disaster
Date:10/26/2007

formation related to disaster. Additional speakers will include Ed Link, University of Maryland, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Robert Dean, University of Florida, Civil and Coastal Engineering.

On Nov. 8, the symposium will take a broader look at hurricane patterns over the years, global climate change and Louisianas ongoing recovery and future. Steven Hamburg of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Brown University will discuss the impact of a storms frequency and intensity on ecosystem resistance and resilience. Increased storm intensity, for example, might impact the resistance of Gulf Coast forests. Chris Renschler of the University of Buffalo and National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis will address the potential of integrated natural resources management as a tool for managing natural disasters.

Field studies, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems and process-based environmental models are increasingly used in combination to support decision- and policy-making in natural resources or natural hazards management, Renschler says. Communication is key among all of these areas.

Rattan Lal of Ohio State University and the Carbon Management & Sequestration Center will concentrate on opportunities for soil carbon sequestration to mitigate the ongoing effects of global warming. Additional speakers will include John Logan of Brown Universitys Department of Sociology, Bob Jacobsen of the URS Corporation, and G. Paul Kemp of the Baton Rouge National Audubon Society.


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