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NYC
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Urban Resilience: Why Ecology Matters

Heat waves, floods, and air quality alerts – cities like New York are already suffering from the impacts of climate change. What does the future hold? And how can ecology improve urban resilience and the lives of city residents?

penguin
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
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How Many Adélie Penguins Are There? (and other mysteries solved by satellites)

Heather Lynch, Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University will describe how her lab merges satellite imagery, drones, and other cutting-edge technologies with traditional field work to study the distribution and abundance of penguins and other wildlife in Antarctica.

the big ratchet
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
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The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

Ruth DeFries will discuss her book, The Big Ratchet, an optimistic exploration of the adaptability and resiliency of people. Our species long lived on the edge of starvation. We now produce enough food for all 7 billion of us to eat nearly 3,000 calories every day.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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