Darwin Keynote

Robert MacArthur

Robert MacArthur was an extremely influential ecologist during the 1960s. His emphasis on hypothesis driven research transformed ecology from a primarily descriptive field into a theory driven experimentally based discipline.

Tuesday 3 March 2009
Seminar begins at 4pm in S012
(cookies at 3:30)

"The Nature of Climate Change Impacts: Philosophical, Statistical and Ecological Considerations"
Dr. Jonathan Newman
Chair, Department of Environmental Biology
University of Guelph

Jonathan Newman received his PhD in ecology from SUNY Albany in 1990. He did postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford (1990-1994) where he was also Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellow of Linacre College. Jonathan has held previous faculty positions at Southern Illinois University (1994-1999) and Oxford University (1999-2004) where he was also Cephalosporin Fellow of Biology at St. Peter’s College. He moved to Guelph in 2004 as a spousal appointment when his partner, Professor Georgia Mason (Department of Animal Sciences) was hired as a Canada Research Chair. Jonathan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Biology. He teaches courses in environmental science, ecosystem ecology and climate change biology. His research program is centered around understanding the ecological impacts of climate change in temperate grasslands. Jonathan also holds a postgraduate diploma from Oxford University in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2000) and he completed the Bioethics Institute in Lisbon Portugal (2002). Jonathan is an avid cigar smoker, enjoys Manhattan cocktails, and likes listening to indie music.

For more information visit Dr. Newman's laboratory http://www.uoguelph.ca/~jnewma01/