Speaker: Dr. Susana Lehvävirta
University of Helsinki, Urban Ecology Research Group
Dr. Susanna Lehvävirta will provide an overview of three projects regarding climate change adaptation and conservation research in Finland. CO-ADAPT is a research project about the purposeful movement of plants to advance their conservation under climate change. ESCAPE, a sister project to CO-ADAPT, is a real-world application of species conservation under climate change involving both long-term species' storage in botanic gardens and moving of species' to new locations. Finally, The Fifth Dimension project studies the use of green roofs in cities for habitat provision for endangered plants and invertebrates.
Dr. Lehvävirta is visiting Notre Dame for the week of Feb. 4 with two of her graduate students and would welcome one-on-one conversations with any Notre Dame researchers about climate change, climate change adaptation, and conservation. For scheduling information, contact Heather Asiala or Jessica Hellmann For more information about Dr. Lehvävirta, visit her website.
This seminar is sponsored by the Environmental Change Initiative.