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