USGS research ecologist Erik Beever, will talk about what we need to know about understanding climate-wildlife relationships on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 pm at Bldg. 3, Conference Rom A on the USGS campus, 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park.
In information provided by USGS: “Mountain environments are cauldrons of climatic harshness, exhibiting sharp topographic, vegetative, and climatic gradients, providing scientists with a natural laboratory for studying pikas to use as a model for assessing species vulnerability to warming temperatures.
Please join us to hear how these cute, tiny creatures are apparently adapting to changing conditions by moving to higher altitudes to stay cool and comfortable as temperatures gradually warm up at lower elevations, and to learn whether there may be similar species and indicators elsewhere in the animal kingdom.”
USGS lectures are free and open to the public.