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Climate Change Threatens Great Ape Biology

Climate Change Threatens Great Ape Biology Online

Globally, climates are changing at an unprecedented rate. How does this affect the health and biology of our closest living cousins, the great apes? 

Alexandra Kralick, PhD candidate at University of Pennsylvania, is using clues from her study of orangutan skeletal collections at the Smithsonian to see how their bodies recorded stress, and how that stress is linked to climate change and deforestation. Ultimately, human activity may be changing great ape biology.   

Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series. 
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. 


This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Thursday, June 17, 2021
11:30am - 12:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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This is an online event. Event URL: https://www.si.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D153044040