In the evaluation of landscapes, a critical question is the contemporary ecological health of the vegetation it supports, and Floristic Quality Assessment offers an invaluable tool. It assigns a Coefficient of Conservatism (0-10) to each vascular plant in the flora of a state or portion of a state. The higher the number, the less historic human disturbance or alteration of historic environmental conditions that species can tolerate. In this session Gerould Wilhelm, the botanist who co-developed this now widely used system, explains how landscape practitioners can use it to better understand the landscapes they are working in, set conservation priorities, select species for restoration, and specify management protocols.
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 1:30 - 2:45 PM ET*
Event Category: Professional
CEUs: APLD (1.25), ASLA/LACES (1.25), NOFA (1)
See here for CEU instructions.
Register by: 3 months after the live session date
*The session will be recorded and viewable to registrants for 3 months after the live session date.
Gerould Wilhelm, PhD, is a foremost botanist, research taxonomist, and educator, and joined the staff of the Morton Arboretum, in Lisle, Illinois, in 1974. He was an owner of Conservation Design Forum, Inc., the pioneer company devoted to changing water doctrine in the United States. He co-authored, through years of collaboration with Floyd Swink and Ray Schulenberg, the definitive flora Plants of the Chicago Region (1994). He recently completed Flora of the Chicago Region, a Floristic and Ecological Synthesis (2017), with co-author Laura Rericha. Currently he is Director of Research for the Conservation Research Institute. He is also noted for his development of the Floristic Quality Assessment (FQA) methodology, which has become widely adapted for use in at least 35 states and provinces.
Recording: Will this course be recorded for me to view later? Do I have to attend the live session in order to access the recording?
The entire course will be recorded and available (not downloadable) to all registrants after the live session ends for three (3) months. If you are registered, you do not need to attend the live session in order to access the recording.
Recording: Can I purchase only the recording later?
You can register for 3 months past the live session date, and access the materials - including the recording - until that point.
Webinar Platform: Which webinar platform will the live session be held on?
Zoom Webinar. Please make sure to download the Zoom application (https://zoom.us/download) and download the latest Zoom update if needed prior to the live course. We recommend that you join at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. The instructor will use PowerPoint presentations. *If you have any technical difficulties during the session and need to contact us, please email Sara Weaner, NDAL Executive Director, at email@example.com instead of calling.*
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): How do I receive the CEUs?
As this is considered a live course, those seeking ASLA/LACES CEUs must watch the session and complete the quiz on the Portal by *two weeks* after the live session date. Ensure that your Portal profile indicates ASLA/LACES under the CEU section and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you make any changes to your profile CEU section. You will then receive an email with your completion certificate within 3-4 weeks. || For APLD & NOFA CEUs, please self-report to those organizations using your registration confirmation email.