Dr. Susan J. Crockford:
10,000 Years of Polar Bears & Climate Change
Tuesday August 14, 2012
19:00 – 21:00
University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
The Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, and the International Climate Science CoalitionÂ present Dr. Susan J. Crockford, noted biologist, zoologist, and author, in Toronto. Dr. Crockford,Â an expert onÂ polarÂ bear evolution, andÂ focused on evolutionary biology and archaeozoology, will be presenting a 10,000 year perspective ofÂ polarÂ bears and climate change.
About Dr. Crockford:Â Susan CrockfordÂ is an evolutionary biologist with a specialty in skeletal taxonomy, paleozoology and vertebrate evolution â€“ and has spent almostÂ 20 years studying the history and evolution of dogs and other domesticates (B.Sc., zoology; Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies; 35 years workingÂ in archaeozoology, paleozoology and forensic zoology, seeÂ www.pacificid.com).
She has many professional papers published in peer-reviewed academic journals and books, and wrote her Ph.D dissertation on the topic presented here (entitled â€œAnimal Domestication and Vertebrate Speciation: A Paradigm for the Origin of Speciesâ€). Susan works full-time identifying animal bones for Pacific Identifications Inc., and holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where she teaches a course for Anthropology students on animal domestication and speciation and advises on matters of paleozoology and archaeozoology.
About theÂ Frontier Centre for Public Policy: The FCPPÂ is an independent, western Canada based public policy “think tank” with offices in Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary. Our mission is to develop and popularize policy choices that will help Canada’s prairie region live up to its vast but unrealized economic potential.
About theÂ International Climate Science Coalition:Â The ICSC is a non-partisan group of independent scientists, economists and energy and policy experts who are working to promote better understanding of climate science and policy worldwide. We aim to help create an environment in which a more rational, open discussion about climate issues emerges, thereby moving the debate away from implementation of costly and ineffectual â€œclimate controlâ€ measures. Instead, ICSC encourages assisting vulnerable peoples to adapt to climate variability and continuing scientific research into the causes and impacts of climate change.