The "Ice Age" is part of our common vernacular and history, but now climate change necessitates a new extreme environmental period. Listen as Dr. Mark Urban introduces us to the Heat Age.
Mark C. Urban, Ph.D., is an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UConn. His research addresses fundamental and applied questions in biology by integrating ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and genetics. His research has challenged the ways in which we understand biotic responses to climate change, how evolution influences biodiversity, the spatial scale of adaptation, the importance of adaptation in influencing ecosystems, and the reason for autoimmune disease.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx