Biodiversity, Ecology & Global Change

This series explores the ecological diversity of our living world, and how it is affected by global climate change.


April 19, 2012
"Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation: The Importance of Preserving Environmental Gradients in a Changing World"
Thomas B. Smith, Director of the Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability; Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA

March 29, 2012
"Old Bones, Ancient Molecules, and the March to Extinction of Hawaiian Birds"
Helen F. James, Curator in Charge, Smithsonian Institute, Divison of Birds

February 16, 2012
“Global Change, Biodiversity and Poverty: Insights from the Himalaya”
Kamaljit S. Bawa, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts-Boston

November 15, 2011
"Individuals, Ecosystems, and the Land Carbon Sink"
Lars O. Hedin, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director of Program in Environmental Studies, Princeton University

October 11, 2011
"Catchers in the Rye: Ecology, Society and Climate Change"
Joshua Tewksbury, Walker Professor of Natural History, Department of Biology, University of Washington

September 20, 2011
"How Could Nature Thrive in Urban Regions? Could the Future of Roads Have No Driving, No Emissions, and Nature Reconnected?”
Richard T. T. Forman, PAES Professor of Landscape Ecology, Harvard University Graduate School of Design


April 20, 2011
"Fungal Diversity, Global Change, and Ecosystems"
Kathleen Treseder, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine

March 24, 2011
"Maintaining and Restoring Biodiversity in a Human-Dominated World"
John Chase, Professor of Biology and Director, Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Louis

February 16, 2011
"Forests in a Changing Climate"
Paul Moorcroft, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

November 10, 2010
The Ecology of Fear and the Ecosystem: How Predation Risk Drives Ecosystem Nutrient Dynamics
Oswald J. Schmitz, Oastler Professor of Population and Community Ecology, Yale University

October 18, 2010
"Biological Networks and the Scaling of Plant Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology"
Brian Enquist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona & The Santa Fe Institute

September 30, 2010
"How to Conserve a Large Tropical Wildland Through Biodiversity Development: Costa Rican Example"
Daniel H. Janzen, Thomas and Louise E. DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Pennsylvania


April 22, 2010
"Food Webs in River Networks: Algal Mediated Linkages of Rivers to Watershed and Nearshore Marine Ecosystems"
Mary Power, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley

April 12, 2010
"Population Dynamics in Epidemic Malaria: Climate Forcing and Parasite Evolution"
Mercedes Pascual, Rosemary Grant Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan

February 17, 2010
"Acute Infectious Diseases in Space and Time"
Bryan Grenfell, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

February 4, 2010
"Bioenergy, Biodiversity, Food and Global Change Mitigation: Can we have it all?"
Stephen Long, Professor of Crop Sciences, Robert Emerson Professor, and Resident Scientist for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2008 - 2009

April 22, 2009
"Assembling and restoring ecosystems in a rapidly changing world"
Aaron Ellison, Harvard Forest

April 13, 2009
"A Case Study of Biological Invasion: a Global Threat to Biodiversity"
Daniel Simberloff, Institute for Biological Invasions, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

April 3, 2009
"Sustainability in a Changing World: Concepts and Policy Strategies to Address Climate Change in Alaska"
Terry Chapin, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

October 14, 2009
"Climate Change and How We Got the Fauna We Have Today"
Mark McPeek, David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College

October 23, 2008
"The Impacts of Agriculture on Biodiversity: Lessons and Lies from Kenya and Borneo"
David Wilcove, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

2007 - 2008

April 16, 2008
"Modeling the Global Biosphere"
Stephen Pacala, Petrie Professor of Biology; Director, Princeton Environmental Institute

March 11, 2008
"Biodiversity Loss and the Rise of Emerging Infectious Diseases"
Richard Ostfeld, Senior Scientist, Institute of Ecosystem Studies

February 13, 2008
"Seas the Day: Science Informing Today's Choices for Tomorrow's Ocean"
Jane Lubchenco, Wayne and Gladys Valley Professor of Marine Biology; Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University

December 5, 2007
"Biodiversity and Global Change: Are We Yet a Predictive Science?"
Peter Reich, F.B. Hubacheck Senior Chair in Forest Ecology and Tree Physiology, University of Minnesota

October 24, 2007
"The Paradox of Priestly's Bell Jar"
Shahid Naeem, Professor of Ecology, Columbia University

April 23, 2007
"The Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity: Theory and Experimental Tests"
David Tilman, Regents' Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology at the University of Minnesota; Director of Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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