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Can Species Evolve Rapidly Enough to Adapt to Climate Change?

February 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The world around us is warming rapidly, jeopardizing the existence of many species. In the past, species would shift their geographic ranges, moving northward or higher up when conditions warmed, and in the opposite direction in times of cooling. But climate change is occurring more rapidly than in times past, and now many obstacles—cities, highways, agricultural fields—make range shifts difficult. The only other options are to adapt or perish. Can species evolve rapidly enough to adapt to these new conditions?

Zoom Meeting ID 384 422 5785


February 14
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Jonathan Losos
Jonathan Losos is an evolutionary biologist known for his research on how lizards rapidly evolve to adapt to changing environments. He is the William H. Danforth Distinguished University Professor at Washington University and Director of the Living Earth Collaborative, a biodiversity partnership between the university, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Losos has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and many other awards.


Maurice Egeston