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Conserving Tropical Biodiversity

Sep 19, 2013
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Ira Allen Chapel I201-I301 (Chapel)

Daniel H. Janzen, Ph.D., Thomas and Louise DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology, University of Pennsylvania, is a tropical ecologist and biodiversity conservationist with 59 years of field experience. He has published over 450 scientific papers and books on the interactions of tropical animals and plants and is a world authority on the taxonomy and biology of tropical organisms. In addition Janzen is the architect of conservation in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and the President of the Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund. In this role, Janzen has facilitated Costa Rica's willingness to conserve 4% of the world?s biodiversity on 25% of Costa Rican terrain and sea. He is a member of the U.S. and Costa Rican National Academy of Sciences.

Talk followed by Q&A, and reception. ADA accommodations: Conferences @uvm.edu or 802-656-5665 in advance of the event.

For more information, contact Amy Seidl at 656-0907 or Amy.Seidl@uvm.edu.

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