Weston Roundtable Lecture - Dr. Tyler Lark
From Grasslands to Grains: An Exploration of America’s Changing Landscapes
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Recent cropland expansion has caused the conversion of over 1 million acres of grasslands per year across the United States, leading to substantial changes to the environment while providing only marginal production gains. In this talk we’ll explore recent trends in agricultural land-use change and implications for crop yields, carbon emissions, and wildlife habitat for species of concern, as well as associated relationships to biofuels policy and proposed solutions to improve conservation.