Dr. O’Connell will be discussing how climate change is altering plant phenology and impacting plant-pollinator interactions. She’ll be sharing findings from her dissertation work in tropical forests and how she is building off this work to explore phenology in Texas prairie ecosystems while at BRIT. For these projects she’ll be introducing some novel tech and community-driven research methods and share some opportunities for the Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist Chapter to help participate in local phenological data collection efforts.
Charlise Hill-Larson, 2019 We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Carly Aulicky for our August Chapter Meeting. Carly is the North Texas Director of Outreach and Stewardship for the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT). In her position, Carly acts as a resource and spokesperson for management and conservation of native prairies. Carly monitors NPAT properties and conservation easements, collects biodiversity data, holds educational workshops and talks, and coordinates volunteer efforts in programs and projects.
Tuesday, Feburary 9, 7:00pm
The talk will trace the story of the evolution of the universe through the present time, and will tell the story of how we all came to be. The emphasis will be on the need for our own species to be responsible stewards of our planet, and recognize how recent our species is on Planet Earth.