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Rocks, Resilience, and Conservation

November 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$5

Mark Anderson, PhD, Director of Conservation Science, The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern U.S. Region

Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building

Will species move in response to climate change? Yes, but where will they go and will they like it when they get there? Ecologist Mark Anderson proposes that we step back from the individual species to examine the geology of places, looking at bedrock, sediment, and elevation, to correlate areas of species richness to future conservation strategies. His research suggests that these abiotic factors are better predictors of success than species-level climate change models. Come hear about his work in mapping the geophysical regions of New England with an eye towards conserving those that will support the greatest array of species into the future. The thinking is that the areas of most resilient will continue to support the greatest diversity of life, no matter the environmental challenges and changes.
Fee Free Arnold Arboretum members and students, $5 nonmember

Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

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Date:
November 17, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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Website:
http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?DayPlanner=1476&DayPlannerDate=11/17/2015

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Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building
125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 United States
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Phone:
617-524-7070

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Arnold Arboretum
Phone:
617-384-5209
Email:
arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu
Website:
http://arboretum.harvard.edu

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