A leading voice on the globally important issue of invasive species, including organisms that threaten the Great Lakes such as the jumping Asian carp, has been selected as the speaker for the 2011 Carmichael Lecture in Environmental Sciences at Wright State University.
Dr. David Lodge, director of the Center for Aquatic Conservation at the University of Notre Dame, will speak Thursday, May 19, on “Science and Policy of Biological Invasions: From Kudzu to Carp.” The lecture, which begins at 6 p.m. in White Hall’s Gandhi Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Lodge, a biology professor and also director of Notre Dame’s new Environmental Change Initiative, is a freshwater ecologist whose research focuses on ecological forecasting.
His research has been published in more than 150 scientific papers, and he has frequently testified before congressional committees on invasive species. He has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, Nightline, NPR’s All Things Considered and been featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine.
The annual lecture is named in honor of Wayne Carmichael, Ph.D., professor emeritus in biological sciences and the first director of Wright State’s Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program.
For more information on the lecture, please call 937-775-3273.
Center for Aquatic Conservation: http://aquacon.nd.edu/