Join author Nancy Langston and Brian Donahue, associate professor for Environmental Studies at Brandeis, for a book discussion about climate change and human impact on three species in the U.S. Great Lakes region.
In her book “Climate Ghosts,” environmental historian Langston researches the three so-called “ghost species” in the Great Lakes watershed—woodland caribou, common loons, and lake sturgeon. Ghost species are those that have not gone completely extinct, although they may be extirpated from a particular area. Their traces are still present, whether in DNA, in small fragmented populations, in lone individuals roaming a desolate landscape in search of mates. Learn how climate change and human impact affected these now ghost species, and what it will take to restore them.
This program is part of the Brandeis University Press Author Series 2021.