University of Kentucky College of Agriculture


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Environmental Issues Event

April 2-4, 2013

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April 3rd


"Where we were, Where we are, and Where we should be"


 A Call for Presentations and Posters



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Where we were...


Charles C. Mann (Correspondent for Atlantic Monthly, Science) has altered our understanding of the Americas prior to European influence. Author of ‘1491,’ Mann will set the stage by providing an overview of pre-Columbus Americas. Mr. Mann won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck award for best book of the year for ‘1491.’

Andrew Mickelson (University of Memphis) specializes in the prehistory of eastern North America. His interests include relationships between prehistoric land use, environmental change, and subsistence practices. Dr. Mickelson works extensively in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys and southern Appalachia, and will provide a deeper understanding of regional concerns.


...Where we are...


Julie Lockwood (Rutgers University) focuses on the intersection of conservation biology, biogeography, and invasion ecology. She is co-author of ‘Invasion Ecology,’ a text providing an overview of the processes associated with non-native invasions. Dr. Lockwood will provide us with a contemporary understanding and status of invasion ecology and the management of invasive species.


...and Where we should be...


Virginia Dale (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) is a Distinguished Scientist and Group Leader of the Landscape Ecology and Regional Analysis Group at Oak Ridge. She has written extensively on relationships between land use and climate change, evaluating conservation effectiveness, and science and decision making. Dr. Dale will address land use in the context of conservation and species’ invasions, and how they are influenced by climate change; she will serve as the transition speaker to the climate change forum.