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Beautiful California Biodiversity: Understanding and Protecting It a talk by Lynne Trulio, Ph.D. 
Thursday, January 25, 2024 07:00pm

We share the Earth with millions of other species. But our planet is experiencing a biodiversity crisis, in which a significant portion of these species are in danger of extinction in the coming decades. This loss of species – which is caused by human activities – is a tragedy for the Earth's ecology and non-human inhabitants, but will also have significant impacts on human societies.

In this talk, we will discuss the causes of the current biodiversity crisis, with a focus on California biodiversity. We will discuss which species are most endangered, what we can do to try to limit the loss of species, and efforts underway in our region to preserve our local biodiversity, especially endangered plants, invertebrates and animal species.

Dr. Lynne Trulio is a professor and former chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at San José State University. Her research investigates human impacts to species and habitats, especially public access impacts to wildlife and the ecology and preservation of the western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) in California.

In addition to her professorship, she was chair of Environmental Studies for 15 years and the Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences for two years. Dr. Trulio was the Lead Scientist for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project from 2003-2008 and 2016-2018, directing the Project’s science program. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis and her undergraduate degree in Biology from Goucher College in Towson, MD.

Directions: From I-280 take the Southbound De Anza Blvd. Exit. Travel south on De Anza Blvd. for 1.2 mi. then turn left onto Rodrigues Ave. Continue for about 0.3 mi., then turn right just after Torre Ave. into the Cupertino City Hall parking lot. Find parking there or continue south in the parking lot, past the Community Hall, to find more parking and the Cupertino Library on the left. Enter the library through the main entrance on the north side of the building, then go straight upstairs to the 2nd floor and look for the Program Room.

Location Cupertino Library Program Room (2nd floor), 10800 Torre Ave., Cupertino
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