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Conserving and restoring grassland and savanna ecosystems in an era of global change

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Grassland and savanna ecosystems contain lots of biodiversity, but have been lost and degraded at high rates and face new threats due to climate change. This presentation will cover information from long-term observational and experimental studies to document the drivers of change and how restoration and conservation practices can protect these habitats into the future.

Participants will learn about the broader context of prairie restoration surrounding the care for the Earth work we do at Holy Wisdom Monastery. 


Dr. Ellen Damschen is an ecologist at UW Madison. Her research covers topics related to climate change, landscape ecology and prescribed fire in grasslands and savannas. Ellen’s expertise blends plant community ecology and conservation biology, and uses both historical datasets and large-scale experiments. Ellen was Dr Amy Alstad’s PhD advisor in grad school! 




Register by Feb. 10, 2022 below.

There is a 50% refund for cancellations before the registration deadline, no refunds after the registration deadline.


February 15
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Amy Alstad
608-836-1631, x123

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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
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