History of flood and fire
As presented at GEER 2021

Here’s the thirteen minute presentation

I gave at the recent Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conference on Tuesday April 21, 2021.

GEER 2021 Video

Normally, a talk like this, you give it once and nobody hears it again.

And that means only a couple dozen people at most. Thus it feels good to be able to post the video here. Partly that’s possible because it was a Zoom conference and I had to tape it in advance.

Stunnning conclusion: The swamp is flood and fire adapted

But it is also in tune with my personal philosophy as a hydrologist, which goes something like this: I may not know everything, but I know enough to share.

I’m still working on my catch phrase by the way. Enjoy!

P.S. Here’s a supplemental video expands on the discussion above by touching on the topic how initial conditions powerful influence our personal understanding (and biases) of about an ecosystem. As the years and decades pass, the ecosystems change, yet so often we find our thinking moored and mired in the past in ways that both illuminate and cloud our thinking.

Initial impressions sometimes need revisiting

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