Distinguished ecologist will talk about Southeast Asian biodiversity Dec. 3 at ISU

AMES, Iowa -- Renowned conservation biologist David Wilcove will present the Paul L. Errington Memorial Lecture at Iowa State University on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Wilcove will present "Saving Biodiversity in Southeast Asia" at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Great Hall. His talk is free and open to the public.

Wilcove is professor of public affairs and ecology and evolutionary biology at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. His work combines research in ecology and the social sciences to develop innovative ways to protect biodiversity in Asia, South America and North America. He has studied deforestation, commercial logging, agriculture and the wild animal trade.

Wilcove's notable career of more than 30 years in conservation demonstrates the active interface between the non-profit sector, government agencies, academia and society. He has worked as an ecologist for the Environmental Defense Fund, The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy. In addition, he has served on the boards of the American Bird Conservatory and the Society for Conservation Biology, as well as on the editorial boards of Conservation Biology and Ecological Applications.

Wilcove is the author of two books, "No Way Home: The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations" and "The Condor's Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America," and numerous scientific publications.

Wilcove's talk is co-sponsored by the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Liberal Arts and Sciences; the departments of Agronomy; Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology; and Natural Resource Ecology and Management; and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by Student Government.

More information on ISU lectures is available online, or by calling 515-294-9935.