Upside-Down Kingdom: Understanding the Frozen World of the Polar Bear
Known as the “King of the Arctic,” polar bears are the apex predators in the frozen wilderness of the North, firmly established at the top of the Arctic food chain. Join this webinar to discover how the unique ecology of the polar regions supports a network of predators like polar bears, and learn about the challenges this interconnected natural system faces in a warming climate. Our presenters, Eleanor Edye, biologist and Interim Research Manager at the Churchill Northern Studies Center, and fellow Expedition Leader Kristina Disney, will explain why climatic changes are affecting polar bears and how they are adapting to a habitat with less sea ice. You’ll gain a better understanding of polar sea ice ecology, how the Arctic food web works, and what a world with more open water might mean for northern ecosystems. Our guides will also highlight some of the conservation efforts underway and detail what climate change research tells us about the future of the Arctic.
Originally presented May 10, 2021
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