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Rocks, Resilience, and Conservation
November 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mark Anderson, PhD, Director of Conservation Science, The Nature Conservancy’s Eastern U.S. Region
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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