Integrative Biology 84, Section 1
Biological Impacts of Climate Change (1 unit, LG)
Professor Caroline Williams
Tuesday 2:00-3:00, 5053 Valley Life Sciences Building, Class number: 15767
Students who were enrolled in Professor Williams' Spring 2017 seminar have first priority for this seminar.
The pace of current climate change is orders of magnitude faster than any changes experienced in the Earth's past. This is reconfiguring biological diversity in ways that we are only beginning to recognize. Organisms are shifting their distributions in time and space, and experiencing population fluctuations and extinctions. In this seminar we will explore the biological impacts of climate change on plants, animals (including humans), communities, and ecosystems.
Caroline Williams is an Assistant Professor in Integrative Biology. She is an evolutionary physiologist who studies the evolution of metabolism in response to environment perturbations. One of her research foci is the responses of insects to winter climate change.
Faculty web site: http://cmwilliamslab.com