Event Description

"Global Warming: A Threat to Biodiversity" is a Northwestern University public outreach
program to help the general public understand the reality of global warming and its impact on biodiversity.

A panel of five experts will discuss- in plain English- the scientific and social issues involved in the ecological aspects of global warming.

Schedule of Events (speaker bios can be found here)

9:00  am - Professor Albert Farbman, conference co-organizer

9:05  am - Global Warming: Fact or Fiction? Dr. Fred T. Mackenzie

9:35  am - Climate Change and the Oceans, Dr. Richard A. Feely

10:05 am - Sustaining the Variety of Life, Dr. Stuart L. Pimm

10:35 am - Coffee Break

11:00 am - Climate Change and Biodiversity: A Public Policy Imperative,
                Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy

11:30 am - Panel Discussion
                      Conservation for the 21st Century: Getting Us Through the Bottleneck
                Dr. David Lentz, moderator

Programmatic Support:

This conference is supported by the Paul E. Klopsteg Lecture Fund at Northwestern University, with additional support from the Center of Genetic Medicine Herman M. and Bea L. Silverstein Medical Research Fund for Genetic Medicine, the Office of the President; the Office of the Dean of the Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology; the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology; the Department of Geological Sciences; the Science in Human Culture Program; and the Chicago Botanic Garden.

For more information, please contact the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology by phone (847-491-5521) or click here to e-mail Dr. Kennedy