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October 17, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: SFWS Building, Conference Room 1101, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Weaver Lecture Series will present a talk by Richard Pouyat, former White House Science and Technology advisor and current president of the Ecological Society of America, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m., immediately followed by a graduate research symposium and reception at 4:15 p.m.


Pouyat, a national program leader for USDA Forest Service’s Air and Soil Quality Research program in Washington D.C., will give a lecture titled, “Integrating Science and Policy for Environmental Decision Making,” that will discuss the critically important roles scientific information and the scientific community can play in the policy development process, including issue identification, monitoring and evaluation.


The free seminar, which is open to the public and all members of the campus community, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 3 p.m. in the conference hall, room 1101, located on the first floor of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building at 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, Alabama.


A graduate research symposium and reception will immediately follow the lecture at 4:15 p.m. in the conference hall. The presentation will highlight the diversity of the school’s research program and provide graduate students opportunity to present their research to stakeholders and members of the academic community.


This is a complimentary event for faculty, staff and students. Light refreshments and free parking are offered for attendees. Parking will be available on the third and fourth levels of the South Quad Parking Deck. Advanced registration and parking passes are not required.


The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ Weaver Lecture Series was established in 1996 through an endowment provided by Earl H. and Sandra H. Weaver. The objective of the series is to bring individuals with expertise in various aspects of forestry and wildlife sciences to the Auburn University campus to enhance the School’s academic programs through public lectures and interaction with faculty and students.


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