CFC Program to Focus On Climate Change & Plants

Citizens for Conservation , The Talk in 60010
February 28, 2016

Dr. Kay Havens will discuss “Plant Conservation in a Changing World,” the third program in Citizens for Conservation’s 2016 Community Education series. The program is Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m., at Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St., Barrington.



Dr. Havens is director of the Division of Plant Science and Conservation and Senior Scientist at the Chicago Botanic Garden. She will discuss how plants may respond by altering phenology (such as timing of flowering or leaf break), which plants are likely to adapt to new climatic conditions and which may go extinct locally or globally. She will also describe what residents can do in their yards and neighborhood to maintain supportive habitats for wildlife and reduce loss of plant species and their dependent birds and pollinators.

Dr. Havens’ research includes the effects of climate change on plant species, restoration genetics, the biology of plant rarity and invasiveness. She is an adjunct professor and collaborates with several academic institutions and stewardship organizations to help improve conservation efforts for plants. She holds degrees in botany and a Ph.D. in biology from Indiana University.

The program begins at 10 a.m; come for coffee, conversation and handouts at 9:30. Parking is available in the lot behind the building. Program is free for CFC members; $10 for nonmembers.

Please RSVP to 847-382-SAVE (7283) or to communityed@citizensforconservation.org. Provide your name, phone number and the program name.