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Gary Barrett to present Wilson Lecture

Gary Barrett, former Distinguished Professor of Ecology at Miami, will present the annual Roger E. Wilson Lecture in Ecology, “Integrative Science: Twelve Integrative Challenges and Approaches during the Twenty-first Century,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in 112 Pearson Hall.

At Miami, Barrett helped found the Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Ecology Research Center. He was recipient of the Effective Teaching Award in 1971 and was Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year in 1986.

From 1994 through 1996 he was director of the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, where he is now the Odum Chair of Ecology.

He is the author or coauthor of seven books and more than 170 publications in professional journals. He was Ecology Program Director with the National Science Foundation from 1981-1983 and has served on or chaired numerous committees within the American Society of Mammalogists, American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), International Association for Landscape Ecology, International Association for Ecology and National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Barrett received the AIBS Presidential Citation Award in 2000 in recognition of leadership and contributions to the biological sciences and the Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award in 2001 from the Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology as well as the Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award at the University of Georgia in 2005.

His visit is sponsored by the Roger E. Wilson Lecture in Ecology Fund, named for the former ecologist in the botany department and established in his memory by family, friends and colleagues.

For more information, contact Hank Stevens (botany), 9-4206.

Date Published: 09/20/2007
Volume: 27   Number: 6

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