Conservation Biology Seminar

Clarkson University, Bertrand Snell Hall Room 212
October 8, 2010 2:00pm

Join Dr. Kelly Zamudio of Cornell University for her lecture, "Field biology and conservation genetics: organisms, landscapes, and global change"

Abstract: The world is a rapidly-changing landscape, and the types and severity of threats to biodiversity are also increasing rapidly. Three cases studies will be presented that use genetic diversity (at the level of individuals, population, and lineages) to address issues in conservation biology. These examples demonstrate that genetic analyses have an important role to play in conservation, but also that our power to predict and mitigate effects on biodiversity is increased by combining genetics with other conservation approaches.

Refreshments will be served.