Small spaces pack a big punch for biodiversity

Small spaces pack a big punch for biodiversity

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location Details

President's Lounge
Montreal Science Centre
2 rue de la Commune Ouest
Montreal, QC H2Y 4B2

Contact Information

Carleton University Alumni Association, 613-520-3636,


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Host Organization: Carleton University Alumni Association
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Habitat loss is the main cause of current species extinctions. Environmental policies usually emphasize preservation of large, contiguous tracts of habitat. My work shows that the cumulative value of small bits of habitat for biodiversity is at least as great as the value of one or a few large tracts totalling the same area. Biodiversity conservation will depend on a wholesale shift in environmental policies to recognize and protect small habitat areas.

Dr. Lenore Fahrig received the 2018 Miroslaw Romanowski Medal from the Royal Society of Canada.

Fahrig's work has created paradigm shifts in research on habitat connectivity and fragmentation, road ecology and sustainable agriculture. She is a trailblazer in these fields, with one of the highest citation rates in ecology, including the world's most-cited paper on habitat fragmentation. She is a highly influential and internationally renowned researcher in conservation ecology and her contributions have helped define the field of landscape ecology.

Established in 1994, the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal is awarded annually for environmental research. The award recognizes contributions to the resolution of scientific aspects of environmental problems or important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem in all aspects - terrestrial, atmospheric and aqueous - brought about by scientific means.

This lecture is part of the annual lecture series for Dr. Fahrig as the 2018 Romanowski Medal Recipient.

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