Climate Change Threatens Great Ape BiologyWebcasts & Online
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT
Globally, climates are changing at an unprecedented rate. How does this affect the health and biology of our closest living cousins, the great apes?
Alexandra Kralick, PhD candidate at University of Pennsylvania, is using clues from her study of orangutan skeletal collections at the Smithsonian to see how their bodies recorded stress, and how that stress is linked to climate change and deforestation. Ultimately, human activity may be changing great ape biology.
Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series.
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
Online; Internet connection required