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Badger Talks LIVE: Climate Change and Ecosystems: Lessons from the Past

  • Presented By: UW Connects
  • Dates: October 27, 2020
  • Location: Online Event
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
  • Price: Free

How do species adapt to changing climates and how can we help them? Some of our best examples come from the end of the last ice age, when the world warmed by 5-10F. Learn how past climates and ecosystems are studied, what has been learned, and insights for today.


John (Jack) Williams is Professor in Geography and a faculty affiliate with the Center for Climatic Research. His research focuses on the responses of plant species and communities to past and future climate change. Jack has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, the Phil Certain Distinguished Faculty Award and a Romnes Fellowship from UW–Madison, a Bullard Fellowship from Harvard University, and an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. More information can be found at


This virtual talk will take place on the UW Connects Facebook page here -


Can't catch the live talks? Check out past talks here