YVC’s 2019-20 Visiting Lecture Series Concludes with Kristina Ernest

Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Visiting Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community.

Road Death & Road Life: Habitat Connectivity in Washington
Presenter: Kristina Ernest, CWU Biology Instructor
March 10, 2020 • 7:00pm • Glenn Anthon Hall, Building 4, Room 215; Yakima Valley College

Kristina Ernest will address how road infrastructure affects ecology in Washington State. She will describe how wildlife passages can help reconnect populations that are divided by roads. Focusing on the crossings (under and over) Interstate 90, Kristina will share what we’re learning about how passages are affecting pikas and other mammals.

Kristina Ernest is a Professor of Biology at Central Washington University. Her research focuses on population and community ecology. She is currently investigating ecological connectivity of pika populations in the central Washington Cascades across Interstate 90.

For more information: 509.574.4869.

Press Release Contacts:
Jay Frank / 509.574.6870 / jfrank@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu