UA Science Cafe at Tumamoc Hill – 'Life of the Secret Forest'

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

Presenter: Dra. Angelina Martínez Yrizar, Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

About the Talk: Eminent Mexican ecologist Angelina Martínez Yrizar will connect us to the life of a secret forest that pulses with the monsoons. The tropical dry forest is a land of two faces: dry and austere during the rainless months, verdant and teaming with life upon the summer rains. Located across a steep elevational gradient from the coast up through pine forests, the forest is home to a dazzling array of life, including beaded lizards, oaks festooned with orchids, military macaws, and dozens of jaguars. 

A shuttle service is provided to those who RSVP to the event at Shuttle availability is determined by the number of participants who RSVP.

About Science Cafes: Science Cafes, 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 five separate cafe series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions.

Desert Lab at Tumamoc Hill, 1675 W. Anklam Rd.
Tucson, AZ
United States
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