SciLifeLab The Svedberg seminar series, Karen R. Lips


Monday March 14


Karen R. Lips

Department of Biology, University of Maryland, USA

Dr. Karen Lips is a Professor of Biology and Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology at the University of Maryland, USA. Dr. Lips defended her PhD in 1995 at the University of Miami and has been awarded with the President’s Award of the Chicago Zoological Society in 1997, the Bay and Paul Biodiversity Leadership Award in 1998, the Sabin Award for Amphibian Conservation 2012, and elected Leopold Leadership Fellow in 2005.

Amphibian population declines: Complex causes and consequences for global amphibian biodiversity

We live in a time of unprecedented environmental change. While some species are decimated by disease, or disappear under global warming, not all species respond equally to these threats. I will describe several ongoing project from my lab group that describe the variation seen among amphibian species and communities in their response to disease and climate change and how variation in ecology and environmental conditions can alter these responses.

Read more about Karen R. Lips research
Host: Germán Orizaola