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Urban Biodiversity in Montreal: Why should we care?

Date & time
Thursday, March 25, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Carly Ziter, Emma Despland, Rebecca Tittler


This event is free


Office of Sustainability



People don’t often think of urban centres when they think about biodiversity. And yet, cities are where most of us interact with nature most often.

While global biodiversity faces unprecedented challenges, we take the opportunity in this webinar to celebrate the biodiversity that surrounds us in Montreal. Which trees are native to Montreal and what is so unique about them? Which birds can you find in your neighborhood and what are their quirkiest behaviors? How can you tell a Monarch butterfly apart from a Viceroy?

These questions and more will be answered as our speakers outline some of the most interesting qualities of the species that we interact with every day, and discuss ways for each of us to reap the benefits of getting acquainted with our urban flora and fauna.

This event is offered in partnership with the Office of Sustainability and the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and is part of the WWF Living Planet @ Campus program at Concordia.

How can you participate? Register for the Zoom webinar.

Have questions? Send them to


Carly Ziter, Assistant Professor, Biology

Emma Despland, Professor, Biology

Rebecca Tittler, Part-time Faculty, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, Biology, and Geography; Coordinator, Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability and Loyola Sustainability Research Centre

Cassandra Lamontagne (Moderator) Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability

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