Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my! And whales and redwoods and dandelions. Surprisingly little is known about many of the species with which we share the world, even as many are imperiled by climate change, deforestation, pollution and other causes. In response, Washington University has paired with internationally renowned institutions, the Saint Louis Zoo and the Missouri Botanical Garden, to create the Living Earth Collaborative to advance the study and conservation of the natural world. Join Jonathan Losos, director of the Living Earth Collaborative, for a conversation about the center and his own research in evolutionary biology. Beanie Spangler, AB ’94, will moderate this discussion, with a Q&A to follow.
About the Living Earth Collaborative:
The Living Earth Collaborative celebrates the diversity of living organisms and seeks to promote further understanding of the ways humans can help to preserve the varied natural environments that allow plants, animals, and microbes to survive and thrive. The center aims to bring together the world’s top minds in the field of biodiversity in an international and interdisciplinary collaborative to address the most pressing issue facing humankind: the ability to sustain life on Earth. For more information, visit the Living Earth Collaborative website.
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