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Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences welcomes Minshall guest lecturer David Strayer on April 24

Posted April 17, 2014

“Twenty-five Years of Ecological Changes in the Hudson River: Lessons for the World’s Rivers” presented by ecologist David Strayer is the topic of the annual Idaho State University G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology April 24.

The lecture will be at 4 p.m. in Lecture Center 10 in the ISU Gale Life Sciences Building.

Strayer is currently a distinguished senior scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, N.Y., where he has worked for 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Michigan State and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell.

Strayer has published more than 150 technical papers and book chapters on the ecology of invasive species, conservation of freshwater biodiversity, the distribution and ecological roles of freshwater invertebrates, and other subjects. He is the author of the books “Freshwater Mussel Ecology” and “The Hudson Primer,” and the co-editor of the recent textbook, “Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science.”

In addition to these technical publications, he regularly writes newspaper articles and speaks to public audiences about ecology and environmental issues. Strayer was elected an AAAS Fellow in 2003, and is currently the President-Elect of the Society for Freshwater Science.

Strayer’s presentation is sponsored by the ISU Department of Biological Sciences, which established the G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology to provide lasting recognition of the scientific contributions of Dr. Wayne Minshall, an ISU professor emeritus who has been an international leader in the study of streams and rivers.

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