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2018 Speaker Series

Location: Fleming College Sutherland Campus (Peterborough)

Whetung Theatre (Room B3100)

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

February 15th: Bill Crins, Biodiversity of Eastern Australia

Bill recently retired from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), where he was an ecologist and a coordinator in the protected areas program. His talk will focus on Biodiversity in Eastern Australia and will highlight some of the natural heritage features (ecosystems, scenery, birds, plants, etc.) from three different parts of eastern Australia (central Queensland, central Victoria, and Tasmania). 


March 22nd: Valerie VonZeuben, Black Terns

Val von Zuben is a Wildlife Research Technician with the MNRF Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section. Her talk will focus on the Black Tern, a formerly common marsh-breeding bird that is experiencing steep population declines across its range. She will discuss the Black Tern’s vulnerability and adaptability to some of these dynamic stressors and explore potential management strategies that might improve nesting prospects at the local level.


April 12th: Lisa Erdle, Microplastics in the Great Lakes

Lisa is a PhD student in the Rochman Lab and researches the effects of microplastics on fish in the Great Lakes. Lisa’s talk will focus on microfibers, one of the most common types of microplastics and their impacts on fish in the Great Lakes through physical and chemical processes.


May 17th: Lesley Hale, Bats

Lesley Hale has worked at the MNRF in Peterborough for 10 years. Most of that time she worked in science where she coordinated and conducted research on bats across the province in relation to wind turbines and white-nose syndrome. She was involved in surveying the province for new bat hibernacula and summer roosting colonies. Lesley’s talk will focus on the status of bats in Ontario.

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