15 Sep 2022
18:15

Location:
grosser Hörsaal, Bernoullianum

Organizer:
Botanik / BBG

Öffentliche Veranstaltung, Kolloquium / Seminar

Botanisches Abendkolloquium Prof. Richard B. Primack, Boston University, USA

Climate change effects on wildflowers, trees and birds: Building on the observations of the famous American environmental philosopher Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden

Die Abendkolloquien werden gemeinsam mit der Basler Botanischen Gesellschaft (BBG) von der Universität unter dem Titel «Ökologie und Vegetation der Erde» angeboten (VV-Nr. 65705). Die Vorträge finden üblicherweise am Donnerstags um 18.15 Uhr im Hörsaal der Botanik an der Schönbeinstrasse 6 in Basel statt.

Dieser Vortrag im Rahmen der internationalen Konferenz "Bauhin 2022" von Prof. Primack wird ausnahmsweise auf Englisch und im grossen Hörsaal des Bernouillianums stattfinden.

Beschreibung
Henry David Thoreau is America’s most famous environmental philosopher and author of the book Walden. For the past 18 years, Professor Richard Primack and his team have been building on Thoreau’s records from the 1850s and other Massachusetts data sources to investigate the earlier flowering and leafing out times of plants, the earlier flight times of butterflies, and the more variable response of migratory birds. Plants are also changing in abundance due to a warming climate. This work is now being extended to the neglected autumn season. What would Thoreau tell us to do about global climate change if he were alive today?


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