|Glenn Allen Paur Lecture Series Wednesday features snow geese|
Robert F. "Rocky" Rockwell will present two seminars Wednesday, April 15, as the guest lecturer for the 2009 Glenn Allen Paur Lecture Series.
At noon in 141 Starcher Hall, he will discuss "The Early Bear Gets the Goose: Climate Change, Polar Bears and Lesser Snow Geese." At 7 p.m. in 100 Leonard Hall, he will consider "Lesser Snow Geese: Ecoterrorists of the Tundra?"
Robert "Rocky" Rockwell grew up on small farms in the hill country of southern Ohio and south Missouri. He obtained his Ph.D. from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 1975. He currently holds a joint position as a research scientist at the American Museum of Natural History and a biology professor at the City University of New York. His specialty is population dynamics, a field that tries to understand and predict how the survival and reproductive output of wild populations dictates their abundance. He has worked in the Canadian Arctic, near Churchill, Manitoba, for more than 40 years.
Glenn Allen Paur was a Pisek, N.D., native who graduated cum laude with a B.S. in fisheries and wildlife management from UND, where he was a member and also served as president of the Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Club, and was a member of the Wildlife Society. Glenn drowned while assisting a UND professor with his research on Leech Lake, Minn. The Lecture Series and the Glenn Allen Paur Memorial Scholarship were established by his family in his honor and memory.
The event is hosted by the Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society.