Other events in Guelph

Answers In Nature. Answers For Nature

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6:00 pm Starts 6:30 pm Ends 8:00 pm
Royal Electric, 52 Macdonell St., Guelph, ON,
N1H 2Z3
The Earth has many secrets to reveal us. Come enjoy a drink and listen what the Earth has to tell us.

Simulating Life for Conservation: A Case Study with Piping Plovers

Brandon P.M. Edwards (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Is life just a simulation? Probably not, but by using environment agent-
based models (eABM), an efficient type of mathematical model, we can
attempt to simulate the life cycles of different animal species. With these
simulations, different stressors can be added to the animal’s simulated
environment to evaluate various cumulative effects. This type of model can
be used in conservation and management scenarios in species at risk, as is
demonstrated with this case study on the endangered Piping Plover
(Charadrius melodus).

What biology can teach us about solving problems

Shoshanah Jacobs (Adjunct Associate Professor)
All the life around us has a history. This history is full of stories about
overcoming challenges such as how to keep clean or collect water. Instead
of re-inventing solutions to our challenges, ones that are often
unsustainable, we can learn from nature’s solutions. In this presentation, I’ll
share with you some of the stories of biomimicry and I’ll challenge you to
look upon nature, not only for its beauty but also for its innovation.