ASSISTED MIGRATION OF PLANTS SYMPOSIUM – CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN
A Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium
Chicago Botanic Garden
Friday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Become enlightened about assisted migration and its role in fighting plant extinction in this year’s Janet Meakin Poor Research Symposium.
When fragmentation limits migration potential of plants or when natural migration and adaptation rates are outstripped by the pace of climate change, some conservation biologists propose purposeful, human-mediated migration, known as “assisted migration” or “managed relocation,” as a way to prevent extinction. In this symposium, we examine this controversial topic from both sides of the issue and suggest ways that the benefits of assisted migration can be maximized while minimizing the costs and risks. Details will be posted as they are confirmed.
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