Can life adapt: How will climate change affect biodiversity in BC and beyond?

Can life adapt: How will climate change affect biodiversity in BC and beyond? in Burnaby on Thursday, April 16, 2020
Can life adapt: How will climate change affect biodiversity in BC and beyond? in Burnaby on Thursday, April 16, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 1900 - 2045
We are facing an uncertain future as human-caused climate change impacts the Earth's ecosystems. The planet will be altered, but will current biodiversity persist and will ecosystems continue to provide the services essential for humans and other organisms? Using evidence from the past and current research on the natural environment, Tom Flower explores how Earth's ecosystems are changing and, in particular, whether organisms can adapt to climate change.

Tom Flower, PhD is a biology instructor at Capilano University and research associate at both the Centre for Wildlife Ecology (SFU) and the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (University of Cape Town). His research has explored diverse questions in animal behaviour, ecology and conservation, but invariably involves field work on animals in the wild including
meerkats, various African birds and B.C.'s own Steller's jays. Currently, Tom is investigating how desert birds in South Africa are adapting their behaviour to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Part of the Capilano Universe lecture series, this presentation is free. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

Category: Attractions | Talks and Lectures

Artists / Speakers: Tom Flower, PhD
Starting Price Per Person
Free
Other Information
Where
Burnaby Public Library McGill Branch
4595 Albert Street
Burnaby British Columbia V5C 2G6
Canada

                 
Event Organizer Contact
Danielle Labossiere
daniellelabossi@capilanou.ca

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