Land managers may assume that no human disturbance will preserve ecological quality, and that nature will “take care of itself” to recover to a “pristine” state after disturbance. Stefanie Lane will discuss trends of biodiversity loss in an unmanaged Wildlife Management Area in the Fraser River Estuary, and significant increase in exotic species following goose grazing on Vancouver Island. Stefanie is a PhD candidate at UBC studying estuarine habitat around the Salish Sea. She is most interested in plant community stability and succession in tidal marshes. Stefanie is currently working to understand vegetation and seed bank resilience following goose herbivory in small estuaries on Vancouver Island.
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