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Hybrid Lunchbox Talk: Climate Change and Biodiversity: How Will Plants and Animals Respond?

with Joel Kingsolver, Kenan Distinguished Professor, UNC Department of Biology

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST

Location: Hybrid - Virtual and In-person attendance options (see below for more information)

Free; $5 suggested fee; preregistration required

This program will be delivered in a hybrid format.


In-person option: Seats are available in the Reeves Auditorium. Please register all members of your party separately to ensure we have enough seats. 


Virtual option: We will stream the lecture live via Zoom Webinar. Links for accessing the program will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program.


Global climate change is altering earth’s biodiversity in myriad ways. We will discuss how plants and animals are responding to recent climate change, how we can predict their future responses, and how our policy choices now can affect future climates and biodiversity in 2100.




Registration open through 5/25/2023 11:50 AM

About the Speaker

Joel was educated at St. Camillus Elementary, Thomas Johnson High, Duke, Wisconsin, Stanford, and UC-Berkeley, and held faculty positions at Brown University and University of Washington before moving to UNC in 2001. Over the years his research has involved biomechanics, environmental biophysics, physiology, ecology and evolution, but current foci are evolutionary and physiological ecology and population biology, mostly with insects and insect-plant interactions. He has a long-standing interest in educational software, and more recently in communicating science to non-science audiences. In his spare time Joel likes to hike and play guitar, and sometimes writes songs about biology.

Joel Kingsolver


Seats are available in the Reeves Auditorium. The program will also be streamed
live on Zoom webinar. A meeting link and password will be sent a few days before the program.


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