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Institut for Biologi Offentligheden / Pressen Medarbejdere Biochange

Integrative biodiversity science for the Anthropocene

BIOCHANGE seminar series: Prof. Andrew Gonzalez, Mcgill University, Canada

Info about event


Monday 7 December 2020,  at 15:00 - 16:00


Online via Zoom

Speaker: Prof. Andrew Gonzalez, Mcgill University, Canada


In this talk Prof. Gonzalez will present three short vignettes that present the research his group has done to bridge the gaps between theory and applied solutions-driven science. In the first part, he will describe an approach to detecting biodiversity change and attributing human factors to the causes of change. He will present results from an analysis of a global dataset of genetic diversity to exemplify this approach. In the second part, he will present results from a field experiment designed to assess the ecoevolutionary impacts of the most widely applied herbicide in the world, glyphosate. While, in the third part of the talk he will present their approach to designing spatial networks of ecosystems for biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban and peri-urban environments. Prof. Gonzalez will present results from his lab and those of his spin-off company (Eco2Urb), to show how they use biodiversity science to support conservation policy and action conducted by governments, businesses, conservation NGOs and First Nations.

Host: Ass. Prof. Alejandro Ordonez, Department of Biology, Aarhus University.

Sign up by contacting Anne Blach Overgaard: anne.overgaard[@]bio.au.dk