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15th Annual Lecture of the Southeastern Louisiana Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Group

Loyola press release - March 11, 2005

Loyola University New Orleans and the Department of Biological Sciences present Robert Paine, Ph.D., professor of zoology at the University of Washington, on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 11 a.m. in Nunemaker Hall.

Paine will deliver the 15th Annual Lecture of the Southeastern Louisiana Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Group titled “The conundrum of alternative states in deterministic rocky shore systems. And are they stable?”

Paine is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and is an internationally renowned scholar in the ecological sciences. Ecology and conservation biology are his areas of expertise, and in his studies, he focuses on understanding community ecology of Pacific Coast rocky intertidal organisms, especially how they interact with one another and respond to environmental challenges. His studies helped establish ecology as a science in the early 1960s. Paine is actively involved in a conservation controversy involving the salmon fisheries of the Pacific Northwest.

Founded in 1989 by Loyola faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences, the Southeastern Louisiana Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Group is a regional professional organization of researchers and educators dedicated to studying and teaching ecology and evolution. The group includes more than 40 faculty members from six regional institutions, Loyola, Tulane, Xavier, University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, LSU, and Nicolls State University as well as research centers of the U.S. Forest Service.

For additional information, contact Loyola professor of biology David White, Ph.D., at 865-2770 or dawhite@loyno.edu.