Local environmentalist kicks off Paul Smith's College lecture series with citizen-science talk

PAUL SMITHS, NY (01/26/2015)(readMedia)-- The owner of the environmental consulting firm Adirondack Research will kick off the Fisheries and Wildlife Science Seminar Series Friday, Jan. 30, at Paul Smith's College.

Ezra Schwartzberg will speak at 10:10 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. His talk is titled "Citizen Science and Collaborative Approaches to Climate Change Research in the Adirondacks."

Schwartzberg earned a doctorate in entomology from Penn State University. He has 10 years experience with invasive species, climate change and entomology research and has published 14 peer-reviewed scientific-journal articles. He currently holds an honorary research fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member of the Ecological Society of America and the Entomological Society of America. Visit www.adkres.org for more information.

Two more talks will follow this semester: Angela Fuller, a Cornell University professor, will give a talk Friday, March 6, and Melissa Lenker, a master's student at McGill University who studies lake-trout management, will speak Friday, April 10.

All seminars take place from 10:10-11 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. They are free and open to the public.

For the past eight years, Paul Smith's College has hosted a different fisheries and wildlife professional each month as part of the series, which is sponsored by the fisheries and wildlife science program.


At Paul Smith's College, it's about the experience. Paul Smith's, which was founded in 1946, is the only bachelor's degree-granting institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Our programs – in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources and the sciences – draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. For more information: www.paulsmiths.edu.