Capilano Lecture Series -Can Life Adapt: How Will Climate Change Affect Biodiversity in B.C. and Beyond?

Updated January 28, 2021

When:
February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
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Join us for a Capilano Lecture Series presentation on Thursday, February 25, 7 – 8:45.

Topic: Can Life Adapt: How Will Climate Change Affect Biodiversity in B.C. and Beyond?

We are facing an uncertain future as human-caused climate change drives changes to 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 and organisms can adapt to climate change.

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About the presenter: Tom Flower, PhD
Tom Flower is a Biology instructor at Capilano University, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Wildlife Ecology (SFU) and Honorary Research Associate at 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. Presently, Tom is investigating whether desert birds in South Africa can adjust their behaviour to mitigate the impacts of climate change.