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Center for Field Biology co-hosts 10th annual symposium

February 18, 2003

Faculty and principal investigators within Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for Field Biology are making plans for the 10th Annual Symposium on the Natural History of Lower Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys.

To be held Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, at Brandon Spring Group Camp in Land Between The Lakes, this years symposium is titled A Sustainable Future Through Research and Education and Other Topics in Zoology and Botany and Environmental Education.
February 18, 2003

Faculty and principal investigators within Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for Field Biology are making plans for the 10th Annual Symposium on the Natural History of Lower Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys.

To be held Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, at Brandon Spring Group Camp in Land Between The Lakes, this year's symposium is titled “A Sustainable Future Through Research and Education and Other Topics in Zoology and Botany and Environmental Education.”

Co-hosted by Murray State University's Center for Reservoir Research and the United States Department of Agriculture's Forest Service-Land Between The Lakes, the symposium will showcase invited papers from 1-5 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., Friday, March 21. Contributed papers will be presented from 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22.

Welcoming remarks will be given on Friday by Dr. Mack T. Finley, professor of biology and co-director of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology; Dr. David S. White, director of Murray State University's Hancock Biological Station and Dr. William Lisowsky, area supervisor of the USDA Forest Service-Land Between The Lakes.

Dr. Steven W. Hamilton, professor of biology and co-director of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology, will serve as the moderator for Friday's invited paper session. Invited papers are:

“Environmental Education and Research Opportunities ‘Needs' for a Sustainable Future” by Nicholas J. Smith-Sebasto, Montclair State University.

“Protecting Ecological Health: Challenge for the 21st Century” by Dr. James Karr, University of Washington.

“Dante's River: Searching for Wildness in City Water” by Dr. John Tallamadge, Union Institute and University.

“Thinking About Sustainability in Facinorous Times” by Tom Butler, editor of “Wild Earth” Journal.

Finley and Dr. Wayne Chester, professor of biology and principal investigator in the Center of Excellence for Field Biology, will serve as moderators for Saturday's contributed paper session. Thirty-eight contributed papers will be presented in two concurrent sessions:

Session I, Botany, which includes 21 papers, will be moderated by Chester.

Session II, Aquatic Biology and Zoology, which includes 17 papers, will be moderated by Finley.

For more information or to register, telephone Finley or Hamilton at 7019.