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NCC: Conserving Wildlife in a Changing World

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Feb 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
NCC Campus N12 103 (Multipurpose Center)
250 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley, CA 95945
Free and open to the public
Jason Giuliani, jgiuliani@sierracollege.edu, (530) 274-5275

Presented by Joseph Stewart, PhD candidate, University of California at Santa Cruz

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Conserving Wildlife in a Changing World

with Joseph Stewart

On Tuesday, February 13, the Sierra Science Lecture Series at the Nevada County Campus will present a facinating discussion titled: Conserving Wildlife in a Changing World led by Joseph Steward. This lecture is free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. The lecture will be held in the Multi-purpose room, N12-103, and runs from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Come early for a meet and greet and refreshments beginning at 6pm. 

Though habitat destruction has been the greatest historical driver of global species extinctions, global warming has emerged as a dominant threat to wildlife. Across the planet, climate change is causing species to disappear from areas where they were once abundant. Extinction pressure is especially high in global biodiversity hotspots like California. But despite ongoing destruction of our natural heritage, we still lack basic information and resources necessary to understand and combat these declines. Among the species most vulnerable to climate change are those that are limited to cold, high-elevation climates. Species in the Sierras, like the American pika and Belding’s ground squirrel, are effectively being pushed off the tops of mountains, as their sky-island habitat becomes too for their survival. We will discuss ongoing monitoring efforts, information gaps, and what we can do to save species that are disappearing under pressure from global warming and habitat destruction.

 About our Presenter:

Joseph is a PhD candidate at the University of California Santa Cruz. His research focuses on conservation biogeography and strategies to conserve wildlife on a changing planet. His recent publications include climate change vulnerability assessments of mammals and plants of California, articles documenting the loss of American pikas from large areas of the Sierras, and reports on wildlife monitoring in the Northern Sierra. Find our more about Joseph's research at www.stewartecology.org

The Sierra Science lecture Series is a great FREE educational opportunity open to all. This is an evening to learn more about our local environment and to discuss questions and concerns with learned lecturers.

The Sierra College Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Dr. in Grass Valley. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking Permits can be purchased at the Kiosk located at the entrance to the campus. 

For more information, contact Professor Jason Giuliani at: jgiuliani@sierracollege.edu or (530) 274-5275.

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