Dr. Kirsten Stephan will speak about the history of scientific plant names. Dr. Stephan is a Professor of Forest Resources Management at West Virginia University. Her current focus is on the most diverse stratum in forests: the herbaceous layer. She studies the responses of this community to natural disturbance, herbivory, and forest management. Research interests also include the effects of forest management, fire, and land use on nitrogen
and carbon cycling. Dr. Stephan enjoys working in forested ecosystems, including the Rocky Mountains, the Ozark Mountains, and since 2016, the Appalachians, but has also conducted research on the plant diversity of prairies and abandoned limestone quarries
and element cycling in urban ecosystems.
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