Joshua Trees: The Science of Listing a Threatened Species

About 6 pm

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Joshua Trees are iconic of the Mojave desert of California, and the distinct shape of this tree is recognizable to many. How much do you know about the natural history of this unique species which now faces a range of threats from human activities damaging the Mojave and changing the global climate? Join us for the next Café Scientifique when we will learn more about Joshua Trees and the science that informs legal decisions about the threatened/endangered status of the species.

Chris Clarke with Joshua Tree

Chris Clarke and Joshua Tree

Chris Clarke is a natural history writer and environmental editor for KCET Television at Los Angeles, covering California’s environment and wildlife. He is a prolific writer and has spent much of his life writing about environmental issues in California for a variety of publications and blogs. You can find his latest reporting at He has a particular fondness for the Mojave desert, where he now lives just outside Joshua Tree National Park. He is the author of one book “Walking with Zeke”, a moving account of exploring nature with his beloved dog Zeke, written while mourning his passing. He is working on a book about Joshua Trees.

When: Monday,7 December 2015, 7:00 PM

Where: Peeve’s Public House
, 1243 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721.

Contact: 559-278-2460 (cafe inquiries) / 559-573-5735 (Pub’s number).

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