Plants On Fire!
Fire is a natural part of Texas plant and animal communities. Too little fire has altered our savannas and woodlands and put them at risk for catastrophic wildfires. This talk will explore how prescribed fire can be used to restore endangered species, manage invasive species, and reduce extreme wildfire risk.
All lectures in this series are free, open to the public, and held at 7:30pm outdoors at Brackenridge Field Laboratory, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, Texas 78703 (map). In the case of inclement weather, lectures will be held indoors. Arrive early for complimentary refreshments and fun activities for kids of all ages!
Our March 2012 speaker Laura Dugan was recently interviewed by the Invasive Hunter, Commander Ben, who educates kids about invasive species!
How NOT Competing Can Be The Ticket to Success.
With over 8 million species and counting on the planet, fighting for survival can be a challenge. But often, being able to avoid competition is as important as facing up to it. Finding new ways to make a living, new places to colonize, and new things to eat allows species to coexist in our crowded world and results in the astonishing variety of life that surrounds us.
Genevieve studies avoidance of competition in amphipods – tiny crustaceans that live in lakes and ponds.
The Biological Impacts of Climate Change: Insights from Butterflies!
Climate change is predicted to accelerate over the course of this century. Breaking research on butterflies shows how species might respond.
UT biologists team up to answer your most burning questions regarding corals and the ecosystem they help create and support…
Join us for a riveting exploration into coral biology, current threats facing corals, insights from current research, and of course, gratuitous photos and videos of awesome coral reef events!