Please post the following meeting announcement:
The Paleontological Society of Washington
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 pm, in the Cooper room (E-207A), National Museum of Natural History, Constitutional Ave. entrance
The Role of Paleoecology in Everglades Restoration
Research Geologist /Project Chief, Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Restoration of the Florida Everglades is projected to take 30-50 years and the cost is currently estimated to be almost eight billion dollars. Success is contingent on restoring more natural hydrologic flow through the ecosystem and on understanding how the ecosystem will respond to projected climate and sea level changes over the next century. This talk will illustrate how paleoecologic data is guiding restoration efforts. Applied paleoecology is a reality!
Non-Smithsonian visitors will be escorted to the Cooper Room at 6:45 and 6:55 p.m. Society members will host the speaker for dinner at the Elephant & Castle (1201 Pennsylvania Ave.) prior to the meeting. Members may meet at the restaurant or inside the Constitutional Ave. entrance of the NMNH at 5:00 and walk to the restaurant as a group.