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2011 Kolshorn Lecture

Date: 04/04/2011

Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: St. Paul Student Center Theater

Cost: Free

Description:

Please join us at the St. Paul Student Center Theater on April 4, 2011 for the Kolshorn Lecture Series:  "The Case of the Killer Cookie: Oil Palm, Logging, and Species Extinction in Southeast Asia," presented by Dr. David S. Wilcove, Professor of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Public Affairs, Princeton University. Refreshments will be served at 4:00 p.m. followed by the lecture at 4:30 p.m.

Abstract:  Tropical deforestation used to be largely a result of small-scale, slash-and-burn settlers. Today, it is driven by international agricultural and timber companies. Nowhere are the threats to wildlife greater than in Southeast Asia, where the region’s remaining forests are rapidly being logged and/or converted to oil palm plantations. I will explore the impact of these changes on Southeast Asia’s wildlife and discuss what conservationists can (and cannot) do to prevent the extinction of species.

Contact:

  • Name: Christina Clarkson
  • E-mail: clar0423@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

More information: http://fwcb.cfans.umn.edu/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Christina Clarkson, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, clar0423@umn.edu, 612-624-3600.

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