Ron Long: Tundra and AGM

Date: 7:30pm-10:00pm, Nov 8, 2017

Tundra occurs in the narrow zone between the highest extent of trees and the permanent snow line. This zone represents one of the harshest habitats on earth yet plants thrive there. They have managed this by evolving an amazing array of adaptations and it is these adaptations that make arctic/alpine plants so fascinating. The talk will examine the conditions that characterize tundra and go on to describe the plants and the adaptations that allow them to prosper against all odds. 

Ron Long worked as the science photographer at Simon Fraser University for 36 years so has a great deal of biology in his background. Now retired he travels to wildflower hot spots around the world. Ron has been photographing wildflowers for over forty years and has a particular interest in arctic/alpine plants. Ron is on the board of the Alpine Garden Club, is active in the Vancouver Natural History Society and is past president of the Native Plant Society of BC