Southeast Michigan Group

SEMG Monthly Meeting & Presentation – Everyone Welcome!

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

7pm Zoom Presentation

Guest Speaker:

Dr. Mary Jamieson

Oakland University, Department of Biological Sciences


Gardening for biological conservation and connected communities. 

Registration is required for this meeting:


Flower and food gardens provide habitat for pollinators as well as other important fauna and flora. Ecological communities are connected through complex, everchanging food web dynamics. Similarly, human communities are connected through intra and interspecies interactions. This presentation will highlight community projects aimed at advancing the science and conservation of at risk species, especially plants and pollinators. Learn about best practices for creating and maintaining habitat for sustainability.

About Amanda Herzog:

Dr. Mary Jamieson is an Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at Oakland University. Through research, education, and community engagement, her work aims to promote and protect biological diversity, ecological restoration, and sustainable agriculture. Research and education projects in her lab involve diverse collaborations with students and community partners. These projects focus on understanding the causes and consequences of anthropogenic environmental change for plants and insects. She is an active member of the Pollinator Partnership’s North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Taskforce. Her work has been supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, National Science Foundation, and Oakland Township and County Parks.