2017 Leopold Lecture features conservation biologist Joel Berger

The 20th annual Leopold Lecture hosted by the UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology will be held Wednesday, May 3 at 3 p.m. in Room 125 of Agricultural Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

The featured speaker is Dr. Joel Berger, Cox Chair of Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. Dr. Berger’s lecture is entitled “The Metaphorical Snow Ox: Science and Conservation in an increasingly peopled world.”

Here is a description of the talk:

The clan of snow oxen is emblematic of species of the remote and cold, untrammeled and wild zones of earth. This talk will offer a sense of the magnificence and challenge confronting species persisting at the extreme edges of the world – from its roof on the Tibetan Plateau to its top in the Asian and American Arctic – and explore how local insight from people on the land improve our successes in conservation.