Seminars

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Our seminar series has concluded for the 2021-2022 academic year and we will return with the series in Fall 2022.  More information to follow.  Stay tuned to our webpage for updates.

March 2, 2022

12:00pm, PST Zoom

Tanisha Williams
Bucknell University

" Conserving Biodiversity: A Global View "

The clock is ticking as we try to save the world’s biodiversity from climate change and other stressors. Projections have calculated that by the end of 2100 up to one and every six species will become extinct. Such drastic events will have significant impacts on biodiversity patterns and ecosystem functioning. Scientists are urgently working to understand historical and contemporary responses to increasingly stressful environments, conserve species and their habitats, and make meaningful projections. There is exciting research being done to help document, monitor, and conserve species. The use of herbarium records, genomics methods, and trait-based ecology are all being used to understand the mechanisms that influence species distributions and their responses to climate change. This talk will take you on a world tour from South Africa to Pennsylvania. We will stop along the way to understand species responses to climate change, how genomics methods are being used to conserve rare species, and even highlight the discovery of a new species.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

12:00pm, PST

Seminar will be live-streamed via Zoom only


Host: EEB Graduate Students