Abstracts accepted for IBS in Malaga, Spain

SEPL had 3 abstracts accepted to be presented at the International Biogeography Society Conference in Malaga, Spain in January. Yue will be presenting “Climate drives dynamic shifts in vegetation communities over the past 20,000”. Sílvia will be presenting “Changes in North American mammal niche preferences from the late Pleistocene to the present”. Jenny will...

ESA 2018

SEPL was well represented at ESA this year! We gave three talks in three days. Jenny gave a five-minute Inspire talk about using paleontology to inform conservation models on Monday. On Tuesday, Jenny presented current and upcoming work looking at climate connectivity. And on Wednesday, Yue presented her latest research exploring the residence time...

iCCB Executive Meeting

iCCB (Integrative Climate Change Biology) is an incredibly successful program, funded primarily by the IUBS (International Union of Biological Sciences), to develop trait-based approaches that can make deep-time perspectives from paleontology applicable for understanding organisms’ responses to climate change.  During its last round of funding, the IUBS tasked the iCCB with making inroads with...

National Forum on Landscape Conservation

Last week (Nov. 7-8), Jenny participated in the National Forum on Landscape Conservation. This was a discussion amongst government, nonprofit and academic leaders in landscape ecology & conservation about how the field should progress. Jenny worked with other participants to draft short- and long-term goals for progressive integration of landscape perspectives into planning. The...

The Wildlife Society

Jenny presented research on climate connectivity at the Wildlife Society conference in Albuquerque, NM. Her presentation was part of a symposium entitled “Conserving Nature’s Stages and Helping Wildlife Move Between Them” organized by Mark Anderson (The Nature Conservancy) & Paul Beier (Northern Arizona University)....

Jenny being interviewed by PBS Wyoming

Natural Trap Cave 2017

July 8-19, Jenny & Aaron experienced their last year of fieldwork at Natural Trap Cave for the foreseeable future. Jenny spent 7 consecutive days in the cave, and was extremely productive. She analyzed and mapped the stratigraphy of the south wall of the excavation section, and sampled each strata for microfauna. She also sampled...

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