Paul Errington Lecture - Polar Bears, Sea Ice and Conservation

Event
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Great Hall, Memorial Union

The 52nd

Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture
 

"Polar bears: An Arctic icon in a changing climate"

Dr. Andrew Derocher
 

University of Alberta

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Great Hall, Memorial Union

 

Dr. Andrew Derocher, professor of biological studies at the University of Alberta, has spent thirty years studying the ecology, conservation, and management of large Arctic mammals with a focus on polar bears.  He has made significant contributions to the work of the IUCN/SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group.  Dr. Drocher is associated with the International Association for Bear Research and Management, as well as the University of Alberta’s Museum of Zoology.  He teaches four classes, has an active lab group at the University of Alberta, and lists 189 publications to which he has contributed.  Dr. Derocher was consulted for Adam Popescu’s recent article in the Washington Post, “Love in the time of climate change” (5-24-16). 

As scientists find out more about the impacts of global warming, the arctic is emerging as a particular concern.  Dr. Derocher’s lecture will further enlighten ISU students on the significant changes in habitats and environmental conditions occurring world-wide.  Wildlife, especially charismatic megafauna like polar bears in the Beaufort Sea, are fascinating to students all across our campus, and we expect a large audience for the lecture. 

 

For more information, see his Lab’s webpage:  http://polarbears.biology.ualberta.ca/

               Or his ORCid page:  http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1104-7774 

               Or the Post’s article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/05/23/love-in-the-time-of-climate-change-grizzlies-and-polar-bears-are-now-mating/