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Biodiversity in the Age of Humans

Summary

Are we witnessing a sixth mass extinction? What factors threaten ecosystems on land and in the sea? What are researchers doing to try to conserve biodiversity and ecosystems?

The 2014 Holiday Lectures on Science
Biodiversity in the Age of Humans

Available for On-Demand Viewing on October 24, 2014


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Are we witnessing a sixth mass extinction? What factors threaten ecosystems on land and in the sea? What are researchers doing to try to conserve biodiversity and ecosystems such as tigers in Asia and coral reefs around the world? What tools do we have to avoid a global catastrophe? In six half-hour lectures, three leading scientists describe the state of biodiversity on our planet and how to face the great challenges that lie ahead.

Our lecturers are:

Anthony D. Barnosky, University of California, Berkeley (link to lab page)
Elizabeth A. Hadly, Stanford University (link to lab page)
Stephen R. Palumbi, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University (link to lab page)

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Classroom Resource
The poster supporting the 2014 Holiday Lectures, Biodiversity in the Age of Humans, illustrates many ways that humans are affecting the earth.