This is a past event.
Link for the recorded seminar:
Dr. Ron Zalesny
Supervisory Research Plant Geneticist
USDA Forest Service
Northern Research Station
Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies
Phytotechnologies for ecological and community benefits
Abstract: There is a need for nature-based solutions to reduce ecological degradation and community health impacts from increased human activities in rural and urban communities. Phytotechnologies, the strategic use of plants to solve environmental problems by remediating soil, water, and air resources, are sustainable solutions used worldwide to restore ecosystem services in managed landscapes. The presentation will focus on phytoremediation used to stabilize, trap, and break down pollutants at landfills to prevent their movement into groundwater and nearby waters, as well as other real-world phytotechnology applications that provide ecological and community benefits.