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Art of Science: Ecological Restoration Informed by Young Fossils

July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT

In this science outreach series, scientists present different scientific topics to the general public in a laid back atmosphere in an art gallery.

The July 2019 event:
Ecological Restoration Informed by Young Fossils
Presented by Prof. Susan M. Kidwell
University of Chicago
(full abstract below)
Presentation begins at 8 pm

Free event!

Exciting science, art and socializing
Donation bar
Vegan snacks

Agitator Gallery is at 1112 N. Ashland Ave., south of the intersection with Division St.
Easily accessible by the blue line (Division stop), and the Ashland Ave. (#9), Milwaukee Ave. (#56) and Division St. (#70) buses.
Some street parking is available.

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Ecological Restoration Informed by Young Fossils

Scientists, environmental managers, and the public increasingly appreciate the many stresses that humans exert on natural biological systems, both on land and in the sea. However, quantitative data on rates and patterns of change, and on baseline conditions from even a few decades or centuries ago, are extremely difficult to acquire. The not-yet-fully-buried shells and bones that we pick up on a beach, or on a walk in the woods, turn out to provide data on just those critical time-scales.

Professor Kidwell will explain why we now know that natural skeletal remains are reliable records, and provide examples of how paleo-ecological insights are changing ideas on what “natural” used to be and thus on how best to conserve and recover ecosystem health for the future.

Image credit: Prof. Kidwell. S


July 18, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
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1112 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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