Free and open to the public

October 7, 2008
Loeb Playhouse, 7 pm

Dr. James A. MacMahon
Dr. Theo Colborn

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Innovative Approaches to
Natural Resource Conservation

In association with the 2008 Ecoological Genetics Symposium, this Discovery Lecture Series event will include two esteemed ecologists and a follow-up panel discussion by a suite of internationally recognized geneticists.

Their forthcoming book: “Molecular Insights into Natural Resource Conservation” is to be published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press.


Thresholds: How do We Predict the Unpredictable?

Dr. James A. MacMahon
Trustee Professor of Biology & Director of the Ecology Center at Utah State University
Chairman of the Board of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Dr. MacMahon will provide overviews of NEON and his internationally recognized work on ecological succession.

The Male Predicament

Dr. Theo Colborn
Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida, Gainesville;
President of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX),
Shared Recipient of the 2008 Göteborg Award for Sustainable Development
Dr. Colborn will discuss her work on the effects of chemicals that act as endocrine disruptors and the unique challenge these contaminants pose to conservationists.


David Neale University of California - Davis
John Avise University of California - Irvine
David Hillis University of Texas

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