NSIDC Cryosphere Seminar
High mountain biodiversity under climate change: progress, challenges, and promise by Dr. Scott Hotaling
Abstract: Climate change is dramatically altering mountain ecosystems worldwide. In high-elevation regions, perhaps the most consequential change is the rapid recession of glaciers and perennial snowfields. How a changing cryosphere will impact biodiversity, particularly in glacier and meltwater-driven habitats, is poorly known. In this seminar, I will integrate community ecology, ecophysiology, and molecular tools to give a broad overview of the existing biodiversity in high mountain habitats, its potential fate under climate change, and the evidence for in situ refugia to buffer these changes.
Bio: Scott Hotaling is currently a postdoc in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University but in Summer 2022, he’ll be starting a new lab at Utah State University in the Dept. of Watershed Sciences. He received a PhD in 2017 from the University of Kentucky (Advisor: David Weisrock) and has a BS from North Carolina State University (2011). In 2015, he co-founded the Teton Alpine Stream Research project which is dedicated to using long-term ecological monitoring to quantify how mountain aquatic ecosystems are changing. He is also a big fan of Twitter (@MtnScience).
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