The weather has improved, so we’ll meet Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
Our speaker will be Dr. Joel Gibson, Curator of Entomology, Royal B Museum and the topic:
Back to the Beach – Anthropocene Insects on the Shores of British Columbia British Columbia has over 25,000 km of coastline from Vancouver Island to Haida Gwaii. This is more than the United Kingdom or India. The coastline includes thousands of islands, rocky shores, sandy beaches, coastal dunes, and tide pools. While BC’s coastline has always been a part of the culture of the people in this region, its unique biodiversity is only starting to be fully documented. Many of you probably know that “Anthropocene” is a proposed geological epoch name and hasn’t yet been approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) nor the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The Anthropocene Working Group of the ICS has recommended the name, but we will have to wait and see what happens.
See you at 7:30 pm in the Cornett Building, Room A120, UVic.