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COURSE INFO PROVIDER: SWSPCP Webinar
COURSE TITLE: Influence of the Pulses in the Organization of the Vegetation of the Parana River, Downstream from Its Confluence with Paraguay

INSTRUCTORS Sylvina Lorena Casco

COURSE DESCRIPTION INFLUENCE OF THE PULSES IN THE ORGANIZATION OF THE VEGETATION OF THE PARANA RIVER, DOWNSTREAM FROM ITS CONFLUENCE WITH THE PARAGUAY

A Webinar Presented by Sylvina Lorena Casco, PhD

Abstract:
The functioning of rivers, such as the Paraná, is conditioned by pulses of flooding and drought, which alternate to significantly influence floodplain ecosystem stability. This influence depends on floodplain location, where the effects of the same flood or drought are site-specific, according to frequency, intensity, tension, amplitude and seasonality. The vegetation of the Paraná floodplain is spatially distributed according to the dynamics of the river (lakes, wetlands, forests) as can be seen at different scales. The elasticity, plasticity, or adaptability is different for each species at every stage of its life. Each species, or group of species, will find a different habitat regardless if the pulse regime change is due to Global Climate Change, the impacts of dams, or other water works.

Bio:
Dr. Sylvina Lorena Casco, is a Professor in Biology, Licentiate in Zoology. She earned her PhD from the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE, Argentina). She is an investigator of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) and a professor in the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales y Agrimensura of the UNNE. Her publications are related to fluvial environments and wetlands. She collaborated in the study of the biodiversity of Iberá's vegetation and its adaptations to Global Climate Change. She compiled the book of Biodiversity of the National Ecosystem Assessment, edited by the UNNE. She has participated as a collaborator in Ecology and water quality of several consulting works for Argentina and foreign companies

Credit Points: 0.06

SYLLABUS/TOPICAL OUTLINE Dr. Sylvina Lorena Casco will present a webinar that informs of the effects of alternating drought and flooding upon spatial distribution of Parana River floodplain plant communities. Global climate change, regulated rivers (e.g., dams), and other water works are introduced as potential drivers of these effects.

COURSE CONTACT
Louis Mantini
9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060
lfm@srwmd.org
P: 386.647.3144
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