February 24, 2017

Leaders in STEAM Speakers Series

Please join us on Wednesday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium for a lecture on "Combining Ecological Research and Capacity Building for Conservation in Rwanda."

The talk will provide an overview of Dr, Kaplin’s research over the last 25+ years in tropical ecology, forest regeneration dynamics, primate ecology and conservation, human-wildlife interactions, and protected areas conservation and management. She will highlight the linkages between ecological research and capacity building for conservation of biodiversity, and how her interest in higher education developed as a pathway to effective biodiversity conservation developed.

Professor Beth Kaplin teaches students in the Biology Department, College of Science & Technology at University of Rwanda (UR). Dr. Kaplin created the Regional Network for Conservation Educators in the Albertine Rift to support conservation in this region (Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Tanzania, and Uganda). She is the Acting Director for the newly forming Center of Excellence in Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management in Rwanda. She maintains an active research program on forest ecological processes, primate ecology and conservation, protected areas conservation and management, and human-wildlife interactions in tropical forests, especially in Rwanda. She currently lives full time in Rwanda.

This event is sponsored by the USJ Women LEAD in STEAM Committee and the USJ Biology Department.

For questions or additional information, please contact Kirsten Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, at [email protected]