Mark Urban: Welcome to the Heat Age
Associate Professor, UConn
Mark C. Urban, Ph.D., is an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UConn. His research addresses fundamental and applied questions in biology by integrating ecology, evolutionary biology, behavior, and genetics. By taking a multi-disciplinary and systems-oriented approach, his work repeatedly uncovers new principles with wide-ranging applications. His research has challenged the ways in which we understand biotic responses to climate change, how evolution influences biodiversity, the spatial scale of adaptation, the importance of adaptation in influencing ecosystems, and the reason for autoimmune disease.