University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of November 14 to 19

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The University of Lethbridge has several events lined up this week that may be of interest to your readers, viewers and listeners. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events are encouraged to contact the individual event organizer directly.


Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Science Symposium

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Dr. S.

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute presents a free symposium that focuses on data science and how it pertains to research, management and markets of ecosystem services and biodiversity. Among the speakers are Dr. Stefan Kienzle, a geography professor, and David Hill, a director of development with the Southern Alberta Agribusiness Program. Hill will discuss how ecosystem and biodiversity data are vital to developing workable solutions and future decision making.  Kienzle will talk about the work done in his lab to analyze climate data in Alberta from 1950 to 2010 and how the resulting climate indices allow for better understanding of the impacts of climate change.

Contact: Carrie Selin,



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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor

403-394-3975 or 403-795-5403 (cell)