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Saturday STEM Seminar: Theoretical Ecology
October 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 amFree
During Science City’s Saturday STEM Seminars, local STEM professionals present hot topics in science, technology, engineering and math as well as highlights of their education and career paths. A Q&A session follows. The seminars, geared toward students in grades 7-12, are open to the public. Registration is required, but walk-ups are welcome!
Note to teachers: Give your students extra credit for attending and YOU can WIN for sending the most students (one contest per semester)! Students will take notes during the seminar, and these will be stamped on their way out for proof of attendance!
In this session, hear from Dr. Jorge Soberon, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology & Director of the Biodiversity
Institute, University of Kansas.
Why are there no tigers in Alaska? What causes the distributions of animals all over the world, and why do they behave the way that they do? Theoretical ecology uses idealized representations of ecological systems, paired with life data, to investigate issues that are often difficult or impossible to observe in real-life situations.