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April 30, 2008
7:00-8:30 PM

Schlafly Bottleworks, Maplewood, MO

The Impact of Human Activity on Biodiversity

Professor of Biology

Moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D.

Human induced habitat fragmentation is the greatest cause of loss of biodiversity over the entire globe. Early efforts at species preservation have attended to the needs of individual endangered species. More modern approaches focus on landscape level management, with some surprising results. For instance, in some circumstances, forest fires that are allowed to burn--rather than be suppressed--can actually be seen to increase biodiversity.

Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at Schlafly Bottleworks.

Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, usually from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. The standard format is as follows: 20 minutes of presentation, followed by a 7 minute break for attendees to introduce themselves to each other at the table, and then an hour of discussion. Seating is limited to the first 100 people.  No reservations accepted.

Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Maplewood, MO 63143
(314) 241-2337

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For more information: e-mail scienceontap@wustl.edu
or call (314) 935-5285