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Founder of macroecology speaks at Loyola

Loyola press release - March 20, 2013

The scientist who developed the study of macroecology is coming to Loyola University New Orleans for a special lecture on broad top-down approaches to the study of ecosystems. James H. Brown, Ph.D., who helped coin the term in the late 1980s, will give the 2013 Moore Lecture in Ecology at the 25th Annual Lecture of the Southeastern Louisiana Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Group held at Loyola Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to noon.

The event is set for Miller Hall, room 114. Brown’s lecture is supported by the Professor Walter G. Moore Endowed Fund, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Environment Program and the College of Humanities & Natural Sciences.

Brown, distinguished professor of biology at the University of New Mexico, will explain how the study of macroecology can shed light on modern issues in human ecology and global change.

Each year, the Southeastern Louisiana Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Group holds its annual lecture featuring an eminent scientist. Researchers and students from Loyola, Tulane University, University of New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana University, Xavier University, Nicholls State University, Louisiana State University, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. National Park Service participate in the event.

For more information, contact Loyola biology professor Craig Hood, Ph.D., at 504-865-2193.