Thursday, February 1, 2007

An Exploration Of Biodiversity And Conservation, February 6

Chestertown, MD, February 1, 2007 — The Joseph H. McLain Program in Environmental Studies will present "Biodiversity, Conservation, and National Park & Reserve Establishment in Madagascar," a lecture by Carl M. Gallegos, Ph.D., at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Tuesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Gallegos is an International Environment and Natural Resources Management Consultant and a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer. During his more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Gallegos has held a number of positions, including Director of the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Enterprise Office for the USAID Africa Bureau, Bureau Environmental Officer for USAID Africa, Supervisory Natural Resources Manager in the USAID/Madagascar Mission, and Chief Forester for USAID in Washington, D.C.

Prior to working for USAID, Dr. Gallegos was Senior Research Forester and Vice President of the Venezuela Project for International Paper Company. For four years he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chile, where he was Professor of Silviculture and Forest Genetics at the Universidad Austral de Chile.

Dr. Gallegos has a Ph.D. in Forest Genetics and Forest Soils from North Carolina State University, a Master of Forestry degree from Duke University in Tropical Forest Ecology, and a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Doane College in Nebraska.

Admission to Monday's environmental lecture is free and open to the public. Litrenta Lecture Hall is in the John S. Toll Science Center. For more information, call 410-778-7731.

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