ReNewZoo: Infusing ecology and evolution into conservation breeding programs
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 7:30 pm, Beringia Centre, Whitehorse
Associate Professor, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Executive Director, Research and Innovation, University of Windsor
Alannah Biega, MSc candidate, Simon Fraser University
What do zoos and hatcheries do for conservation? With threats to a wide diversity of species increasing daily, they are playing an expanding role in meeting ambitious global conservation targets. From Vancouver Island marmots to amphibians to fish, Trevor Pitcher and Alannah Biega will discuss how studies of wild populations and ecological/evolutionary principles can be used to inform the manner in which we manage these captive breeding efforts.