|Faculty canidate to present seminar|
Greg Hoch, a candidate for the grassland ecology/wildlife biology faculty position in the UND Biology Department, will present a seminar titled "Fire, Grazing, and Biodiversity in Tallgrass Prairie" at noon Monday, Nov. 30, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Hoch received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Kansas State University, working at the NSF-funded Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site at Konza Prairie Biological Station. His research has examined the expansion of red cedar forests into tallgrass prairie and the interactions of fire, bison grazing, and plant/soil nutrient dynamics. Hoch has initiated a number of research projects in the Red River Valley region in a variety of systems, where he seeks to understand the ecology of grassland plants and animals. He is the president-elect of the Minnesota chapter of the Wildlife Society.
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