Mounting evidence suggests we may be on the cusp of a major extinction event. Last week, UCMP Faculty Curator Tony Barnosky talked about modern extinctions on Science Friday, a weekly science talk show on NPR. Tony was joined by Barry Sinervo, Professor at UC Santa Cruz, George Amato, of the Sackler Institute and the American Museum of Natural History, and Vance Vredenburg, Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University. In a lively conversation, Tony and the guests discussed many examples of animals and ecosystems currently affected by global warming. If you missed the program last week, you can listen to it here.
Tony is the author of Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming. To learn more about his work, check out the Barnosky Lab website.
On May 17, Tony Barnosky gave the 2010 Integrative Biology Commencement Address, which he titled Geography of Hope, a line he borrowed from Wallace Stegner. Tony discussed the biological and global issues that will challenge the Class of 2010 — and how these graduates represent his hope for the future. Read Tony’s commencement address, Geography of Hope, here.
Tony was involved with a BBC radio broadcast (May 2012) about the possibility of our being in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.