Environmental Conservation Lecture: Malcolm Hunter

Oct 2, 2013 11:00 AM

Location: Science Building 102

Dr. Malcolm Hunter, Libra Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Maine, will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, October 2, at 11 a.m. in room 102 of the UMM Science Building. His talk is titled "Where are the Trees and Beetles Going? Maintaining Biodiversity in a Period of Uncertain Climate Change." The lecture is free and open to the public.

The inaugural Roque Island Lecture on Environmental Conservation is funded by the Eastern Maine Conservation Initiative (EMCI). The purpose of the lecture series is to bring speakers to UMM to honor the institution's role in environmental conservation and to allow students and the public to hear about interesting areas in the field.

Dr. Hunter’s research experience covers a variety of ecosystems and organisms – birds, amphibians, insects, vascular plants, mammals, reptiles, lakes, peatlands, grasslands, and more – but his major focus is on forest ecosystems and the maintenance of their biological diversity. He has worked in 25 countries, mainly in Africa and the Himalayas. As a researcher and advisor he interacts with a broad spectrum of organizations such as the Society for Conservation Biology (serving as President from 2001-2003), The Nature Conservancy, and U.S. Forest Service.

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