College of Natural Resources Calendar
Nicholson Scandinavian Distinguished Science Lecture
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|The College of Natural Resources and Dean Mary C. Watzin invite you to join us at the inaugural Nicholson Scandinavi
Dr. Ericsson will present, “From Rare to Numerous – A Swedish Conservation Success for Moose, Wolves and Scientists” as his guest lecture. “Our societies have come a long way with respect to the conservation of biological diversity,” Ericsson said. “Subjects like zoology and taxonomy played instrumental roles in the early days by promoting interest in charismatic and cryptic species. There were few scientists active when the conservation movement started, thus private citizens and small non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in coalition with the universities, did most of the work. The female Swedish zoologist Albertina Carlsson was a forerunner of her time by combining scientific rigor with popularized findings for a wider audience. In my lecture, I will review the key parts of the Swedish conservation history from the 19th century and on, focusing on the role of the state, NGOs, and the partnerships formed between science, governmental agencies and NGOs beginning in the 1930s. I will discuss the role of collective actions between landowners, hunters and foresters in the Swedish society, where basically all land is privately owned.”
We also invite you to join us at a reception immediately following the guest lecture in the Piedmont Ballroom, where light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
- March 22
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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- College of Natural Resources