When: Tue., Sept. 8, 7 p.m. 2015
Professors Yoshinori Kodama and Dai Nagamatsu of Tottori University, Japan, are coming to the North Coast to do comparative studies of dune dynamics and plant communities of coastal dunes. They will present a tag-team lecture, ‘A Fifty-year Perspective on the Coastal Dunes of Tottori: Geomorphology and Plant Ecology’ at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center, 220 Stamps Lane in Manila at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8. Tottori Prefecture is on the coast of the Sea of Japan on Honshu Island. Like our North Coast, the Tottori coast is rugged, tectonically active, and subject to high winds and strong storms. The Japanese scientists, including two graduate students, wish to compare how dunes form and migrate and how dune plants respond to their ever-changing habitats. They also wish to learn how Americans manage our dune ecosystems. They and their American hosts will be visiting coastal dunes in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties during the week of September 7.