Events

TODAY! SAFS Autumn Seminar Series with Prof. Daniel Schindler

Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and Professor Daniel Schindler today, Sept. 27, for a seminar entitled Does Evolution Moderate the Risks of Climate Impacts on Ecosystem?

Where: UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, 102 Fishery Sciences (Auditorium)
Address: 1122 NE Boat St, University of Washington
Time: 4:00-5:00pm (social follows seminar)
More info: 206-543-4270; safsdesk@u.washington.edu

Changing climate poses substantial new risks to biodiversity and the goods and services people derive from ecosystems. Concern about these risks has prompted enormous growth of ‘climate-change biology’ that seeks to better understand how organisms and ecosystems respond to new environmental conditions as a means for improving forecasts and mitigating ecological damage from climate change. An alternative approach to managing for climate impacts is to seek strategies to moderate the risks of changing climate that are robust to limited knowledge about the biological details of ecosystems and how they respond to changes in environmental drivers. Evolution has the potential to contribute to such resilience in ecosystems but the limits for adaption are poorly understood. This talk will provide examples where evolution does in fact contribute substantially to the resilience of Pacific salmon and the fisheries and wildlife that depend upon them, and discuss strategies to maintain key processes that generate resilience. Read more…

For a list of all SAFS Autumn 2012 Seminars, please visit our School seminars website.