Webinar on Science for Conservationists
The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC), based at the University of Washington, offers a free webinar on “Promoting Collaboration Between Evolutionary Biologists and Conservation Practitioners to Help Species Adapt to a Changing World.” It takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. The presentation is open to all.
Evolutionary theory, which studies the processes through which species respond to change, can provide valuable lessons for helping species cope with increasingly altered habitats and conditions brought on by climate change. Though evolutionary theory can be useful in informing effective conservation practices, there’s a gap between the science available and on-the-ground conservation practices. In this webinar, NW CASC researcher and partnerships ecologist Lindsey Thurman will offer a set of practical solutions for better integrating evolutionary theory into conservation management. These solutions are laid out in a new paper from Lindsey and co-authors, "Supporting the adaptive capacity of species through more effective knowledge exchange with conservation practitioners." While this paper is targeted towards evolutionary biologists, Lindsey will also discuss a related paper tailored to conservation practitioners that the author team has in development, led by National CASC’s Laura Thompson.
To register for this event, go here.