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The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lecture Series is virtual for 2021/2022 with the fourth virtual lecture scheduled for Wednesday, February 16 at 6:45 p.m. Dr. Ho Yi Wan will join from the Cal-Poly Wildlife Department Humboldt to discuss “We are all connected: understanding the importance of conserving and managing connectivity.”

Zoo updates and information will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the conference will begin at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Participants can ask the speaker questions at the end of the presentation via the Zoom chat box. Login via a free, registered Zoom account is required, or attendees can watch live on the Sequoia Park Zoo Facebook page. The Zoom link will be available on our website at and on our social media. Special thanks to Papa & Barkley for sponsoring the Conservation Lecture Series!

As human footprints continue to expand into natural ecosystems and accelerate habitat loss and fragmentation, many wildlife populations have become increasingly isolated, with some facing risks of extinction. local. Understanding the links between the remains of habitats and how species move between them has become a major area of ​​research. In this seminar, Dr. Ho Yi Wan will share the secret recipe for ecological connectivity models. It will demonstrate some of the latest techniques used by researchers to identify travel corridors and promote connectivity, and provide real-life examples of how this applies to habitat management and wildlife conservation. .

Dr. Ho Yi Wan is Assistant Professor of Spatial Ecology in the Department of Wildlife at Cal-Poly Humboldt and Director of the Spatial Ecology and Conservation Sciences Laboratory. He has established a strong international presence through his research, leading multiple projects on four continents. His research aims to understand the drivers of change on natural resources at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Some of his current projects include the development of multi-scale wildlife habitat and connectivity models, climate change scenario models, and human-wildlife conflict models. Dr. Wan is also an advocate for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Her lab represents a microcosm of diversity and inclusion and has attracted students from diverse backgrounds. He enjoys spending time outdoors and enjoys eating good food with his family.

If you would like assistance with the Zoom app, please email [email protected] by February 14 for troubleshooting assistance.

What: FREE Zoom Conservation Virtual Lecture: We’re All Connected: Understanding the Importance of Conservation and Managing Connectivity

When: Wednesday, February 16

Zoo information starts at 6:45 p.m.

Meeting ID: 862 2562 1519

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