Ecological Benefits of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve with Dr. Elliot Campbell

Tuesday, April 16 at Greenbelt Community Center

Sponsored by Friends of the Greenbelt Museum


This talk introduced the science behind what has been termed "ecosystem services," the benefits that humanity gains from the work of the environment. Dr. Campbell discussed how forest benefits can be quantified using environmental accounting, a method which considers cumulative energy in the environment.


Dr. Campbell, a faculty research assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park recently received his Ph.D. at UM in Environmental Science. He studied the ecosystem services provided by the forests of Maryland and suggested monetary values and a potential payment for an ecosystem service program in Maryland. He received his M.S. in Ecology from the University of Florida, where he worked with the U.S. Forest Service on valuing ecosystem services provided by their lands.

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