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Speakers Announced for Natural Resources Colloquium

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2/14/2012 —

Community members are invited to take part in the Natural Resources Colloquium at Penn State DuBois during two upcoming lecture events. The Colloquium is the periodic gathering of the natural resources scientific community on campus. During each meeting students, faculty, and community members listen to a scientific presentation, and engage in discussion.


All faculty, staff, students, and members of the community are invited. Light snacks will be provided.  Programs are free of charge.


Emily Thomas will present the results of her research, "The Effects of Shallow Oil and Gas Development on Songbird Abundance in the Allegheny National Forest" from 12:15 to 1:15 on Friday, February 17, in 228 Swift.  Thomas is a graduate of the Wildlife Technology program at Penn State DuBois, and has gone on to earn baccalaureate and master level degrees while completing her research.


Hank Webster will present "Oversized Landscapes" during his colloquium presentation scheduled for 12:15 to 1:15 on Friday, February 24, in 228 Swift.  He'll share views of Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park, and explore the forces that formed the unique geological features at each location.  Webster is a professor emeritus, who taught Biology at Penn State DuBois from 1980 through 2007.  He graduated with a bachelor degree in Biology from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA in 1963.  He received his Master of Botany from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Botany in 1975 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

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