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DAVE KAROWE TO SPEAK ON THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON BIRDS AT THE AUDUBON SOCIETY OF KALAMAZOO’S SEPTEMBER MEETING
Climate change is real. Fifty Michigan bird species are predicted to decline by 50 to 100 percent by the year 2100. Fifteen new bird species are predicted to arrive in Michigan by that year as a result of warming temperatures. These and other projections will be discussed by David Karowe as he outlines the impact of climate change on plants, animals, and human residents of Michigan and the entire world at the September meeting of the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo. His presentation will include details on the particular vulnerability of migrating species and the effects of loss of range by this 2100 year.
David Karowe is an environmental activist who is attempting to make a difference through education. His target audience is all world citizens that he is working to inform so each one can make a positive difference. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard and a doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan, Karowe has put his knowledge and study to good use as a researcher for the University of Michigan and a biology professor at Western Michigan University. Among many topics in his education quiver, his courses include a lecture series at WMU’s Lee Honors College, numerous guest lectures and speaking engagements for a wide variety of audiences, and even a class on global climate change at the WMU Lifelong Learning Academy. His laboratory work seeks to understand the effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide on the world and the consequences of those carbon dioxide-induced changes.