Audubon Society of Kalamazoo Monthly Program: Why are there so many Species in the Tropics?

April 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
People's Church
1758 10th St N
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Philip Micklin

Join Dr. Gary Mittelbach for the last presentation of ASK’s 2017-18 program season as he discusses, “Why are there So Many Species in the Tropics? The richness and diversity of the world’s tropics as compared to its temperate regions are well documented, but why is this so? Current research provides some clues.

Gary G. Mittelbach is a Professor at the Kellogg Biological Station and the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University. He graduated with a BA from the University of Iowa (1974) and earned his PhD at Michigan State University (1980). Dr. Mittelbach’s research focuses on the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity, with research ranging from experimental studies of fish populations in local lakes to theoretical analyses of global patterns of species diversity. He is an elected Fellow of the Ecological Society of America and is the recipient of the College of Natural Science Outstanding Faculty Award and MSU’s WJ Beal Outstanding Faculty Award.

You are invited to join us to meet and hear Dr. Mittelbach on April 23rd at the People’s Church, 1758 North 10th Street, Kalamazoo. Our program starts at 7:30 PM and is preceded by a social time with light refreshments at 7:00 PM. Guests and the public are encouraged to attend. Handicap parking and access is at either the front or rear entrance of the building. Please remember to bring your own coffee mug to reduce dishwashing.