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Free Lecture: 02/20/13: PSLA Presents Dr. Paul Gobster, Research Social Scientist, USDA Forestry Service, 4:00 pm, 1130 PLS

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Plant Sciences : 1130
Event Type(s): Seminar

The Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture (PSLA) presents a lecture by Dr. Paul Gobster, Research Social Scientist with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Landscape and Urban Planning

"Perceptions of nearby nature and the adoption of ecologically-minded landscaping practices by Chicago residents"'Urban natural areas have traditionally been considered islands of diversity, but increasingly natural areas managers are coming to understand that the protection and restoration of natural values depends upon how properties surrounding their sites are managed. This presentation examines homeowner perceptions and values of urban nature, particularly with respect to how preferences, cultural norms and ecological ethics might influence the landscaping practices of those living near natural areas.

For more information or to meet Dr. Paul Gobster: Dr. Victoria Chanse, PSLA at 1-301 405 4345,

For more information, contact:
Susan E. Burk
+1 301 405 6244

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