LANDMARK Speaker: Dr. Pat Chow Fraser
Event Date: March 25, 2020
Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto
6:30 pm cocktail reception | 7:15 pm talk
Free admission – RSVP
Country Turtle, City Turtle: Helping to keep them safe in a changing world with Dr. Pat Chow-Fraser
Join us on Wednesday, March 25th for a fascinating talk about turtle conservation from an expert in the field. Dr. Pat Chow-Fraser has conducted research in Georgian Bay’s wetlands and throughout the Great Lakes for decades, with a recent focus on at-risk turtles. She will talk to us about the way turtles use Georgian Bay’s wetlands and other habitats, the increasing threats that they face, and how we can use ecological knowledge to keep them safe.
PAT CHOW-FRASER is Professor of Biology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, where she teaches courses in applied ecology and management of aquatic ecosystems. The Chow-Fraser lab uses remote sensing techniques to predict the effect of water level, invasive species, and human disturbance on the quality and quantity of marsh habitat in the Great Lakes, with an emphasis on Georgian Bay. Dr. Chow-Fraser led development of ecological indicators using fish, plant, turtles, and water-quality information to assess the ecological status of coastal wetlands. In recent years, she has used interdisciplinary approaches to classify and identify habitat for at-risk freshwater turtles and important sportfish including pike and muskellunge.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, followed by the talk at 7:15.
Seating is limited; RSVP below to reserve your place.