Paige Warren, associate professor of environmental conservation, will present the Daffodil Lecture "From a Silent Spring to a Noisy One: The Domestication of Biodiversity in an Urbanizing World." Cities can be sources of novelty, hotspots of resource inputs, and drivers of evolutionary change--but cities can also remove and fragment natural habitats. Dr. Warren will discuss the ways in which the consequences of human domination of the planet "domesticate" nature. She will also share ideas for retaining a little bit of the wild in places where we live, work, and play.
This event is co-sponsored by Commonwealth Honors College and Phi Kappa Phi.