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Wildlife maintenance topic of next environmental series talk
11/06/12

Tracy Rittenhouse, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut, will present “Maintaining Wildlife Populations in Intensively Managed Forests” as part of Alfred University’s Environmental Studies Seminar Series. The lecture will take place on Friday, Nov. 16 at 12:20 p.m. in Roon Lecture Hall (Room 247) located in Alfred University’s Science Center.

The event is open to the public, there is no admission fee and refreshments will be served.

Rittenhouse earned a bachelor of science degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin. She then continued her education and received both a master of science degree and Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of Missouri.

She has served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Botany and Forestry and Wildlife Ecology departments at the University of Wisconsin. Her current research includes theories of habit selection, migration and dispersal, and biodiversity and ecosystem function.

Rittenhouse’s work has been featured in publications such as the Journal of Herpetology, American Midland Naturalist, and Forest Ecology and Management.

Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do better to sustain our world.