UA Science Café at Tucson Botanical Gardens – 'From Cells to Ecosystems: The Future of Biodiversity'

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Presenter: Brian Enquist, professor, UA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Talk: "From Cells to Ecosystems: The Future of Biodiversity"

From tropical rainforests to the high arctic and back to the blackboard, developing mathematical theory, Enquist's talk will explore the concepts of global ecology. His research focuses on understanding biological phenomena from genes to whole ecosystems. Insights from his work are contributing to new understanding and tools to predict the effects of global climate change on biological diversity and ecosystem health in the future.

Science Café at the Tucson Botanical Gardens series: "The Diversity of Life: Origins, Perils, and Conservation"

Have you ever marveled at the beauty and diversity of life on Earth and pondered how it all came to be? How life is organized from cells to ecosystems? Why biodiversity is important? What current threats imperil biodiversity, and how do we respond to them? Join experts from the UA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in a series of talks that explore the origins of life, the processes underlying its diversity, the impacts of invasive species, and the dramatic efforts to restore some of the most endangered plants on the planet.

Series special offer: Guests of the Science Café are invited to stroll the gardens, before or after the talk, courtesy of Tucson Botanical Gardens (open 4:30-8 p.m.). It is strongly suggested that guests make reservations in advance, if they would like to dine at Café Botanica. Find more information about the restaurant at the link below.

About Science Cafés: Science Cafés, presented by the UA College of Science, bring the community together with UA scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You'll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. We have four separate café series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions.

Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ
United States
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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Erin Deely.