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River food web ecologist to give 2013 Odum Lecture

The 28th annual Eugene P. Odum Lecture will be given by Mary E. Power from the University of California, Berkeley. Her talk on “Food Webs in River Networks: Algal-Mediated Linkages of Rivers, Uplands and Oceans” will be held March 5 at 4 p.m. in the Odum School of Ecology’s auditorium. The lecture is open free to the public.

Power, a professor of integrative biology, studies food webs in temperate and tropical rivers, with a focus on how environmental conditions and species interactions affect food web dynamics and structure.

“It’s an honor to have Mary Power give the Odum lecture,” said John Gittleman, dean of the ecology school. “Her research is timely and cutting edge, providing important insights about how, when and in what manner ecosystems are being altered by climate change and other ecological drivers. We always look forward to the annual Odum Lecture because it both showcases the critical need for ecological research as well as forecasts the future of ecological problems.”

The Odum Lecture is supported in part by funding from the Eugene P. and William E. Odum Endowment.