Digital Biodiversity – Paul Hebert
Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver BC
Our planet is home to millions of species, most still unknown despite 250 years of scientific effort.
Resolution of this gap gains new impetus when one recognizes that a mass extinction event, the greates in 65 million years, is underway.
Biodiversity science is building a new approach to identification, one based on the analysis of short DNA sequences.
This shift from analogue to digital identification systems will transform biodiversity science–where a touch will reveal an organism’s identity and all that humanity knows about it.
Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Room 2, Woodward Instructional Resource Centre,
2194 Health Sciences Mall, UBC
Free admission. Registration is required. Register here.