Open Dialogue Live: The pandemic's impact on nature

How is the current global pandemic impacting the natural world and what will be the long-term effects on the environment? This week on Open Dialogue Live, our #DalhousieU experts will share their expertise and perspectives on a diverse range of topics related to nature and COVID-19.  

Our panelists will explore:  

  • How reduced shipping activity is providing insight into the impact of human-generated noise on ocean life.  
  • How the pandemic is forcing a transformation of our food system to a more sustainable and resilient system needed to produce food and protect our environment.  
  • How air quality is being affected by reduced emissions into the atmosphere.  
  • How animals are being impacted, from those in zoos to those in the wild, and what it means for conservation efforts.  

The episode will feature: David Barclay, an assistant professor in the Department of Oceanography; David Burton, a professor in the Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences; Rachel Chang, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science and the Canada Research Chair in Atmospheric Science; and Natasha Daly, a writer and editor at National Geographic and Dalhousie alumnus.   


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