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Canceled: Biodiversity IGNITE
March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES) is committed to the health and safety of our campus and community. In accordance with CSU policy and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, this event has been canceled. Go to https://safety.colostate.edu/coronavirus/ for the most recent information about the University’s pandemic response.
Biodiversity and Our Lives — The Global Biodiversity Center at Colorado State University hosts the 8th annual Biodiversity Ignite. Join us for a fast paced, entertaining evening of IGNITE-style presentations that showcase and recognize the range of valuable biodiversity research being conducted at CSU. The center is housed at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
In the IGNITE format each speaker presents 20 slides in 5 minutes, and as an amusing side bonus, the slides progress automatically every 15 seconds (whether or not the speaker is ready). Approximately 12 scientists from CSU will speak about their work on a diversity of organisms (microbes, plants, insects, amphibians, birds, carnivores, and elephants) and topics relating to biodiversity, including climate change, invasive species, conservation genetics, community solutions, and ethics.
Biodiversity is the variation of all life on earth, from genes and species to communities and ecosystems. Biodiversity can be studied from the local to global scale and across the many levels of organization (genes to ecosystems). In all systems, aquatic to terrestrial and managed to natural, biodiversity maintains life on our planet and underpins the ecosystem services vital to human well-being, including food, carbon storage, climate regulation and aesthetics and cultural support. However, human activities threaten this biodiversity and species extinction continues to increase.
For more information, please contact Chris Funk at Chris.Funk@colostate.edu
About the Global Biodiversity Center
The School of Global Environmental Sustainability supports the Global Biodiversity Center (GBC). The goal of the GBC is to; (1) link biodiversity researchers across campus; (2) provide expertise in biodiversity research to other scientists, policy makers, natural resource managers, and conservation practitioners at the state, national, and international levels; and (3) work towards the enhancement of biodiversity through research, policy advancement, and outreach. Visit http://biodiversity.colostate.edu for more information.