Date - December 01, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy,, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dr. David Hewitt: Cities aren’t like Ecosystems, Cities are Ecosystems

Speaker: Dr. David Hewitt

David Hewitt taught ecology to City & Regional Planning
students at Penn, and this talk is his “lessons learned” from that
experience: about how and why one should understand cities as
ecosystems—not as a metaphor, not as a stretch of the imagination, but
simply and clearly as ecosystems governed by ecological principles,
just as other kinds of ecosystems are.

Speaker: Dr. David Hewitt
“David Hewitt has been working with plants, animals, soils and water
for more than twenty years, starting when he began working on small
farms in upstate New York.  Currently, he serves in a variety of roles
at local institutions, including the Wagner Free Institute of Science;
he is also a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and a research
associate in the Department of Botany at the Academy of Natural
Sciences.  He served as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
in Washington, DC, working in agricultural policy. His current
research focuses on urban parkland ecology and management, and related
public health issues.  He has also worked on botanical surveys,
mycological studies, and the history of botany.  David has B.A. in
biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. from the
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard

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