Restoration Ecology

Frostpaw the Polar Bear joined protesters outside BOEM’s meeting in Anchorage on April 5, 2016. The protesters argue that BOEM has not taken climate change into account when considering offshore leases. Photo: Rachel Waldholz/APRN

Wilderness, pasture, human habitat, wildlife habitat — what if we combined all those functions?  What if we called “invasive” species “successful” species instead? Scary? You bet! But doesn’t climate warming and over-population already have us scared? On the next Talk of Alaska, we’ll continue hearing controversial arguments for re-aligning how we think about the human-altered environment.

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HOST: Steve Heimel

GUESTS:

  • Chris D. Thomas – Professor of Conservation Biology, University of York, author of “Inhertors of the Earth, How Nature is Thriving in an Age of Extinction”
  • Mark Nelson – Chairman of the Institute of Ecotechnics, crew member of the two-year closure of Biosphere 2, 1991-93, author of “Pushing Our Limits, Insights from Biosphere 2.

Participate:

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
  • Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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