Seattle Naturalist Speaker Series - Nov. 20

Learn about the ecological changes on Mt. St. Helens since the eruption in 1980.
Rose O'Donnell
November 01, 2014

Join WSU ecologist John Bishop as he talks about the stunning return of life to Mt. St. Helens, 34 years after the blast. The lecture hosted by The Mountaineers Seattle Naturalist Committee will be held on Nov. 20 at the Seattle Program Center from 7-9pm. 

The 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens left in its wake a region that was vaporized, devoid of plants, insects, birds and animals. For John Bishop, an associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences at WSU Vancouver, it is a perfect laboratory to study the return of life to this sterile plain. His talk will focus on the re-emergence of plants in the Mt. St. Helens blast zone. One of the pioneers is a dwarf lupine, and now many tree species are showing up, including conifers.

More information about the Nov. 20 lecture can be found here.