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Retracing History Reveals Ecological Shifts in Yellowstone – Virtual Talk
December 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST
For Everything There Was a Season: Retracing History Reveals Ecological Shifts in the Greater Yellowstone
We invite you to join us for this lecture via Zoom Webinar!
When: December 3, 2020, Noon Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Topic: For Everything There Was a Season: Retracing History Reveals Ecological Shifts in the Greater Yellowstone
Speaker: Trevor Bloom, Community Ecologist for the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
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Join us online for our December Lunchtime Expedition, For Everything There Was a Season: Retracing History Reveals Ecological Shifts in the Greater Yellowstone, presented by Trevor Bloom, Community Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy, Wyoming Chapter.
Timing is everything. In the 1970s legendary biologist Frank Craighead began frequent observations on the seasonal timing of ecological events in what is now Grand Teton National Park, including when wildflowers sprout leaves, bud, flower and fruit. This study is known as phenology. Frank used these notes to write the popular book, For Everything There is a Season: The Sequence of Natural Events in the Grand Teton-Yellowstone Area. Nearly 50 years later, local Wyoming biologist Trevor Bloom has built on this legacy to compare modern phenological events to his historic data. In this exciting virtual talk, Trevor will present the startling results of the research and share his newest short film on the project: For Everything There Was a Season (Spring).
About our speaker
In addition to his position with The Nature Conservancy, Trevor Bloom is a Research Associate for Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative. He grew up in Jackson, Wyoming, surrounded by nature in the shadow of the Tetons. Trevor studied biology as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark College, where he assisted in the discovery of two new species of spiders in a cave in the Dominican Republic. He later received a Master’s of Science from Western Washington University, specializing in the effects of climate change on high elevation species in the Rocky Mountains. He documented this research in the short film: Climb It Change. Trevor believes in the power of public outreach to inspire others to take action for conservation, and will share various opportunities to volunteer as a citizen scientist in person and virtually on some exciting ongoing research projects.