Bradford Seminar: "Identifying Ecologically Viable Climate Refugia Under Rapid Global Change"
Paul Elsen, a climate adaptation scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society, will present “Identifying Ecologically Viable Climate Refugia Under Rapid Global Change.” This seminar will be held in-person (PUID holders only) and available via livestream (open to all). Elsen will discuss the urgent need to pinpoint and preserve stable life zones — distinct biogeographic units characterized by temperature, precipitation and aridity — that can act as refuges for displaced climate-sensitive species and serve as critical areas for sustaining biodiversity, ecosystem function and human well-being. This event is part of the David Bradford Energy and Environmental Policy Seminar Series organized by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE) in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and co-sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). Elsen’s talk is cosponsored by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton.