COS 125
Sustainability: Urban Systems

Thursday, August 14, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
Bondi, Sheraton Hotel
1:30 PM
 Assessing the impact of gardening practices and pesticide use on butterflies and bumblebees in private gardens
Benoît Fontaine, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle; Audrey Muratet, ODBU; Romain Julliard, UMR 7204 CESCO Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
2:30 PM
 Characterizing the impacts of fugitive methane emissions from natural gas distribution infrastructure in urban ecosystems
Margaret Hendrick, Boston University; Robert Ackley, Gas Safety Inc.; Bahareh Sanaiemovahed, Boston University; Xiaojing Tang, Boston University; Nathan Phillips, Boston University
3:10 PM
3:20 PM
 Photosynthetic capacity of common tree species under conditions of soil metal induced stress within an urban brownfield
Frank J. Gallagher, Rutgers University; Karina VR Schafer, Rutgers University Newark; Jason C. Grabosky, Rutgers University; Allyson B. Salisbury, Rutgers University
3:40 PM
 Relationship between management of green spaces at business sites and quality of the biodiversity they host
Hortense Serret, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle; Alan Vergnes, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle; Philippe Clergeau, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle; Richard Raymond, Université Paris 1; Nathalie Machon, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle
4:00 PM
 Pollinator community structure in the shrinking city
Gerardo R. Camilo, Saint Louis University; Paige a. Muñiz, State of Missouri; Alex Vavra, Saint Louis University; Lauren M. Merchant, Saint Louis University
4:20 PM
 The city as a living laboratory for innovative ecological learning
Timothy Carter, Butler University; John Fraser, New Knowledge Organization Ltd; Mary Miss, Mary Miss / City as Living Laboratory; Gabriel M. Filippelli, IUPUI
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