Lecture series: Deep Time, Global Change and YOU
SFU Continuing Studies in Science and Environment is sponsoring a free public lecture and discussion series, Deep Time, Global Change and YOU: The Past as a Guide to the Future.
Leading thinkers from across North America will discuss whether paleoecology, which uses fossils to reconstruct past ecosystems, can shed light on the consequences of ecosystem disruptions—how they have shaped our present environment and how they may change it in future.
The series runs on Thursdays from January 30 - March 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm at SFU’s Vancouver Harbour Centre campus: January 30, 2014
Global Warming 56 Million Years Ago and What it Means for Us
Scott Wing, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
February 6, 2014
Global Biodiversity and Climate: What Fossil Insects Tell Us
Bruce Archibald, Biological Sciences, SFU
February 13, 2014
A Long View of Fire, Climate and People: Perspectives from the Paleoecological Record
Cathy Whitlock, Institute on Ecosystems, Montana State University
February 20, 2014
The Human Footprint in the Pacific Northwest: From the Deep Past to the Present
Rolf Mathewes, Biological Sciences, SFU
February 27, 2014
Magnitude 9—How We Learned that the Largest Earthquakes on Earth Happen on Our Coast
John Clague, Earth Sciences, SFU
March 6, 2014
What if Extinction is Not Forever? A Molecular Paleontologist's View of De-extinction
Beth Shapiro, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
March 13, 2014
Maintaining Humanity's Life Support Systems in the 21st Century
Anthony Barnosky, Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley
Funded by the David Cecilia Ting Endowment Fund.
Reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat: www.sfu.ca/reserve.