Tuesday January 21, 2020 7-9 pm
Common Ground Bar & Grill
319 Broadway, Arlington
Mark your calendar to join us on for the ALT Annual Meeting at Common Ground, 319 Broadway. Our program will feature author and Boston University conservation biologist Richard Primack exploring Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord.
Henry David Thoreau was a climate change scientist! For the past 15 years, Professor Richard Primack and his team have been using Thoreau’s records from the 1850s and other Massachusetts data sources to document the earlier flowering and leafing out times of plants and the more variable response of migratory birds. Most noteworthy, plants in Concord are also changing in abundance due to a warming climate. What would Thoreau tell us to do about global warming if he were alive today?
Please join us as we review some accomplishments of the old year and challenges of the new, and share some refreshments.
Hope to see you there!
Richard Primack is a Professor of Biology with a specialization in plant ecology, conservation biology, tropical rain forest ecology, and climate change biology. He is the author of two widely used conservation biology textbooks, was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biological Conservation, and served as the President of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. His research has appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Geographic, and other publications, and he is often interviewed on National Public Radio.