|When:||View in Calendar » March 2, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Where:||View Map » Pepperwood Preserve, Pepperwood Preserve Rd, Healdsburg,CA 95404, USA|
|Categories:||General Interest Teacher PD Teacher/Student Opportunity|
|Tags:||Biodiversity Biology Healy Hamilton Life Science Natural World Region 2|
Dr. Healy Hamilton will lead a fascinating lecture on the effects of global change on local biodiversity and implications for conservation efforts. This free talk will be at Dwight Center for Conservation Science. Light refreshments will be served at a 6:00 pm. Open house with the lecture to follow at 7:00 pm. Advanced registration is not required.
Biodiversity is the foundation of human economic and ecological well being. As our world changes ever more rapidly, our dependence upon biodiversity will only increase. Dr. Hamilton will discuss the renewed importance of conserving Earth’s biological heritage, with a focus on our own backyard. She will also talk about the evolving role of scientists, educators, and citizens in the most innovative conservation efforts of our time.
Dr. Hamilton is a biodiversity scientist based at University of California Berkeley and adjunct professor in the Department of Geography at San Francisco State University. Her research projects include developing methods for forecasting species range shifts induced by climate change to support the design and implementation of large landscape wildland networks.
To find directions and more information about Pepperwood Preserve and its programs, visit Education/Event Listings at http://www.pepperwoodpreserve.org.