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Bergren Forum to look at conservation threats, opportunities

Fred Beaudry, assistant professor of environmental studies at Alfred University, will present “July in South Berwick, 1961 in Tanzania: Hot Moments in Conservation” as part of Alfred University’s ongoing Bergren Forum series.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater located in Alfred University’s Powell Campus Center. All are welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.

Beaudry will examine two case studies illustrating the temporal characteristics of biodiversity conservation threats and opportunities. The first study will be of high-risk road mortality periods for freshwater turtles in southern Maine, while the second will examine patterns of land protection efforts across the globe.

Beaudry earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from the Université du Québec à Rimouski. He continued his education and received a master of science degree in wildlife management from Humboldt State University and Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maine. His areas of concentration include conservation biology and habitat and population ecology, with special interests in amphibians, turtles, and birds.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.