October 20, 6:30 - 8 pm
Beavers and Watersheds
Dr. Michael Parker
This presentation will take a look at the role beavers play in influencing watersheds, especially in the Rogue Valley.
Biography: Michael Parker is an aquatic ecologist and Department Chair of the Biology Department at Southern Oregon University. His work focuses on the structure and dynamics of aquatic food webs with an emphasis on the effects of human impacts and introduced species. From aquatic invertebrates to amphibians to desert fishes, he is involved in the conservation of aquatic organisms and the environments that sustain them.