10/15/2018: Factors Influencing the Distribution of Natural Communities in Michigan. Michael Kost: Curator of Native Plants, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan
The natural communities of Michigan span the full range of environmental gradients from dry sand prairies to rich conifer swamps. We will explore the factors that structure the distribution of this diverse assemblage of natural communities across the state. You’ll come away with a framework for better understanding the diversity of ecosystems we observe in nature and a renewed appreciation for the natural beauty of Michigan.