Conservation Speakers

Upcoming Conservation Speakers


13dec6:30 pm7:30 pmConservation & Science Speaker SeriesSnow Leopards: A Report from the Field6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


13jan3:00 pm4:00 pmConservation & Science Speaker SeriesWhale Shark Conservation Through Innovative Science3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Recent Conservation Science Speakers Series Presentations

Ray Wolf, Science & Communications Officer, NOAA
Title: Climate Change – an Ecological Perspective

Dr. Kira Mileham, IUCN Species Survival Commission, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Title: How Do We Know Which Animals Need Our Help? Working with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for species survival

Allison Devlin, Research Associate, Panthera
Title:  Life of the Jaguar: Studying and Saving the Americas’ Largest Felid

Debbie Clemens, Conservation Biologist
Title: Orangutan Conservation & the Palm Oil Crisis

Dr. Kenneth McCravy, Professor of Biological Sciences with Western Illinois University
Title: Bee and Beetle Diversity Studies in Illinois

Dr. Gregory Rasmussen, Painted Dog Research Trust; Research associate, University of Zimbabwe; Affiliate, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford University, UK
Title: Challenges and triumphs: Protecting the endangered Painted Dog in a human dominated landscape.

Juan Campos Krauer, DVM, Assistant Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences & Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida
Title: The Gran Chaco of Paraguay: An Animal Paradise at Risk

Martha Smith, Extension Educator in Horticulture, University of Illinois
Title: Attract, Observe, & Understand Pollinators

Dr. Gerald Zuercher, Professor of Vertebrate Ecology, University of Dubuque
Title: Fading into night: The current state of bats in the upper Midwest