Dr. Sean Neiswenter, UNLV School of Life Sciences
"RATS! A Tale of Conservation in a Human Modified Landscape"
The Colorado River provides water to tens of millions of people in the southwest for agriculture, recreation, development, and drinking. This has led to it becoming one of the most regulated and modified rivers in the world. I will briefly discuss some of the anthropogenic changes that have occurred along the river over the past century and then tell a small tale about the Colorado River cotton rat.
Arrive at 6:30 p.m. to dine and hang out.
Talk begins at 7 p.m.