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Arid-land streams are dynamic environments that experience dramatic floods and epic droughts. Despite these challenges, many arid-land streams support highly diverse aquatic communities. However, these species must have life histories or behaviors that allow them to resist or bounce back from these harsh disturbance events.
Michael Bogan, of the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment, will share his research focused on how drought, dispersal and local habitat factors shape biodiversity in arid-land streams. Bogan's overarching goal is to understand these dynamic ecological processes so that we can conserve the rich biological heritage of our region.
His presentation is part of the Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series, funded by the Faculty of Science and Mathematics in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU's Polytechnic campus.