Professor Denise Fort delivered a keynote address at the Ecological Society of America's Millennium Conference on Nov. 10 in Athens, GA. Her speech is titled, "Maintaining Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changed Climate: The Fundamental Changes We Must Make."
The three-day conference, titled, "Water-Ecosystem Services, Drought, and Environmental Justice", is co-chaired by Ted Gragson of the University of Georgia and Steward Pickett of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. The invitation-only conference brings together ecological and social scientists and students to explore the development of scientifically and socially sound solutions to water allocation in times of drought. The ultimate objective is to reduce conflicts among water users, enhance environmental justice and more effectively manage public responses to water scarcity.