2023 Jane and Whitney Harris Lecture | Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods

Saint Louis Zoo 1 Government Drive, St. Louis

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Registration required! REGISTER HERE!

Featured Speaker: Richard B. Primack, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Boston University; author, Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods

Boston University biology professor, Dr. Richard Primack, talks about his current research and findings that led to the publication of his book, Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods.

With his research based primarily in Concord, Massachusetts, thanks to expansive records kept by Henry David Thoreau in the 1850's, Dr. Primack uses Concord as a living laboratory to determine which species are the most sensitive indicators of climate change, how invasive species are affecting plant communities, the possibility of ecological mismatches between groups of species, and the population dynamics of native plant species. In partnership with many colleagues, Primack is currently investigating the implications of an ecological mismatch between trees and wildflowers due to the greater sensitivity of trees to a warming spring.

Walden Warming is a presentation of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, in partnership with the Saint Louis Zoo and The Academy of Science – St. Louis.