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Roads, runoff, and evolution

Learn about new research into the evolutionary impacts that roads have on wildlife populations.
When Feb 08, 2018
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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The blunt impacts of roads on wildlife are well documented. But did you know that roads can also have an evolutionary impact on wildlife as intense and swift drivers of natural selection?

To help resource managers understand and mitigate the impacts of transportation infrastructure on the surrounding environment, a team of biologists led by Professor Steven P. Brady of Southern Connecticut State University is investigating the fates of wildlife populations living in habitats that have been modified by roads. Their in a new paper, "Road ecology: shifting gears toward evolutionary perspectives”, is published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 

Join us for a Science Seminar presentation led by Professor Brady on Thursday, February 8th, to learn more about this research and its implications for conservation.

Title: Roads, runoff, and evolution

Date and time: Thursday, February 8th, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Event details:
 The presentation will be held in the large auditorium of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office at 300 Westgate Center Drive in Hadley, Massachusetts, and is free and open to the public. Visitors must sign in at the front entrance. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Remote access: Can't be here in person? You can attend the Science Seminar remotely!

Follow this link to view the presentation on Web Ex 

Meeting number: 740 985 929
Meeting password: UvBDQ3h*

Join the teleconference by dialing: 1-866-762-5634
Attendee passcode: 69 87 529

For more information: Contact Science Applications Communications Coordinator Bridget Macdonald: bridget_macdonald@fws.gov

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