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Stories of Place and Belonging: Patterns in Plant Biogeography

Friday, December 9, 2022

11 a.m. | Online

Plant geographic ranges have shifted over time, shaped by forces such as evolution, geology, ecology, and climate. Some of these forces have left striking botanical biogeographic patterns. As plant ranges continue to shift today especially in the face of climate change, gaining insights from both past and present patterns of plant biodiversity is important. In this talk, Dr. Chloe Pak Drummond will focus on North American case studies to discuss how historical forces have shaped biodiversity in the Great Lakes region, and how present-day forces are affecting species persistence in the face of climate change.


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