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ISU Minshall Lecture in Ecology on Sept. 18 features ecologist Kirk Winemiller

September 5, 2014
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Kirk Winemiller, Regents Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, will deliver the G.W. Minshall Lecture in Ecology, an annual lecture series presented by the Idaho State University Department of Biological Sciences.

His lecture is entitled “Functional Traits, Convergent Evolution, and a Periodic Table of Niches” and it will be delivered in Room 10 of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences Lecture Center on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m.

Winemiller has conducted research on community and evolutionary ecology, life history theory and food web ecology for more than 35 years. His field research has been conducted on streams, rivers and estuaries in Texas as well as tropical regions throughout the world.

He has produced more than 200 scientific publications, and co-edited the book “Food Webs: Integration of Patterns and Dynamics.” Dr. Winemiller also has a long tenure as an editor for the journals Ecology and Ecological Monographs.

Winemiller has served on numerous scientific advisory panels and committees to determine environmental flow needs in Texas and other regions. He is a past chair of the Interdisciplinary Program of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Texas A&M University, and currently is a Trustee of the Texas Nature Conservatory.

He has been honored as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Faculty Fellow of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Fulbright Fellow, and winner of the Ecological Society of America’s Mercer Award.

For more information, call (208) 282-2139.


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