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Senior Lecturer
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Public Relations:Josh Brown (802)656-3039
Specialty:ecosystem geography; natural history; conservation biology; ornithology
Biography:Poleman is senior lecturer in both Botany and Environmental Science, as well as associate director of the UVM Field Naturalist Graduate Program His focus is on ecosystem geography, natural history, conservation biology and ornithology. Among his professional affiliations are: board member of Richmond Land Trust; consulting ecologist for Smartwood Forestry Certification; naturalist at Shelburne Farms; and project consultant for The Nature Conservancy. Poleman has been a Switzer Environmental Fellow and he received six research grants during the 1999-2000 period. In a recent project, he worked with Richmond, VT residents in a natural and cultural history through lectures, workshops and field trips offered by UVM's Place-based Landscape Analysis and Community Education (PLACE) program. The PLACE Program is a collaborative project of UVM Natural Areas Center and Shelburne Farms. It helps towns safeguard resources while dealing with growth management issues and urban sprawl.