‘Some Like it Hot’ is Topic of Next Science Cafe

The Science Café returns Monday, Sept. 9 with a presentation by Bethany Bradley, assistant professor of environmental conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, at 6 p.m. at the Esselon Café in Hadley.

Bradley’s program, titled “Some Like it Hot,” will include a discussion of her work with invasive plants, invasion risk and the changing global climate. Light snacks will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase. All Science Café events are free and designed for a public audience. 

The Science Café series is organized by graduate students in the organismic and evolutionary biology (OEB) program at UMass Amherst, and is supported by the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences, OEB and the UMass Natural History Collections. Organizers strive to bring engaging conversations about science to broad audiences by hosting Science Café events throughout the year. 

The graduate program in organismic and evolutionary biology at UMass Amherst trains M.S. and Ph.D. students in four major areas: animal behavior, ecology, evolutionary biology, and organismal biology. OEB graduate students, postdocs and faculty study biological processes ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem level, often bridging the gap between basic and applied research.