Biodiversity across the globe and throughout the tree of life is in major flux, and understanding the nature and causes of these changes is critical for developing effective conservation and management strategies. Pollinators are an especially important group to understand biodiversity change in, given the ecosystem and agricultural services that they provide, and bumblebees are a particularly important group of wild native pollinators found across North America and Europe. Over the last few decades, many species across this group have been declining, with links being made to climate change and habitat loss as the culprits. Join Peter Soroye, Conservation Biologist, to learn about his PhD research, looking at many species across multiple continents to explore how climate change has affected North America and European bumblebees over the last 120 years, and how human land use and habitat loss change that relationship.
Peter is a conservation biologist and PhD Student at the University of Ottawa. His PhD thesis focuses on understanding the impacts of climate change and land use change on biodiversity across the globe, with the goal of informing conservation management and policy to find more effective ways of protecting species and reversing declines of biodiversity. Peter is a passionate science communicator, and an advocate for increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM. Read more about Peter and his work at petersoroye.com.
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