Time: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18th
Speaker: Daniel Richard
Evolution acts most strongly during times of change – favouring those species that are best equipped to handle new challenges. In the distant past, climate change has acted as a strong driver of evolutionary change – shaping species and whole ecosystems as they adapt to their new environments. Given that we are in the midst of our own period of intense climate change – one of our own making – we’ll consider how evolution and natural selection may respond to redefine the plants and animals around us.