Stetson’s lecture series on the environment heats up in the fall

Stetson University College of Law continues this year’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series in September with lectures on wildlife conservation, national parks and the future of the Great Barrier Reef and Australian mangroves. All lectures in the series are complimentary and open to the public in the Great Hall on Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. The fall lecture series includes: Oct. 9, 12… » Read more

Gujarat National Law University in India wins the International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson

Stetson Professor Royal Gardner, director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, with the winning team from Gujarat National Law University in India. A team of students from the Gujarat National Law University in Gandhinagar, India, won the International Environmental Moot Court Competition, now in its 21st year, on April 1 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. For more than 20… » Read more

Stetson hosts public lecture on the role of courts in promoting biodiversity

Stetson University College of Law hosted a public lecture on the “Role of Courts in Promoting Biodiversity” on March 30 in the Great Hall at Stetson law school. Judge Anthony Lucky presented the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture. Judge Anthony Lucky of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea presented the complimentary Foreman Biodiversity Lecture, held in conjunction with the International Finals of Stetson’s International… » Read more

Scientist speaks at Stetson on captive marine mammals

Dr. Naomi A. Rose, a marine mammal scientist with the Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, D.C., delivered the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture at Stetson’s Gulfport campus on Sept. 29. Dr. Naomi Rose spoke at Stetson’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture. Dr. Rose spoke on the plight of “Captive Marine Mammals: Beneath the Surface” and described how the natural history and biology of marine mammals make them uniquely unsuited… » Read more

Stetson’s public lecture series on environmental issues returns in the fall

Stetson University College of Law’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series returns to campus starting in September. All lectures are complimentary and open to the public on Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S. Upcoming lectures include: Sept. 1, 12 p.m., Great Hall, Robert Williams, chief deputy general counsel of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Sept. 29, 12 p.m., Great Hall, Dr. Naomi Rose, marine… » Read more

Stetson offers special sea turtle course for graduate students this summer

Stetson University College of Law has been awarded a grant by the Sea Turtle Grants Program to offer a special course on Sea Turtle Law and Policy this summer on its Gulfport, Florida, campus for law students and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in marine science, environmental science, or environmental policy. Hawksbill Turtle. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. The one-credit, three-day course, “Topics in Biodiversity… » Read more

Illegal wildlife trade subject of Stetson’s April 13 biodiversity lecture

Elizabeth Gitari speaks April 13 at Stetson. Elizabeth Gitari will speak in the Great Hall at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport on April 13 at 6 p.m. about “Innovations in the Prosecution of Illegal Wildlife Trade.” The event, part of the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Series at Stetson, is free and open to the public. RSVP to Gitari leads efforts to… » Read more

Floridians are stewards for endangered sea turtles, scientist tells Stetson law campus

“Florida is a very special place for sea turtles and Floridians play an important role as stewards,” Dr. Anne Meylan, senior research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told students, faculty, and members of the public gathered on March 1 on Stetson law school’s Gulfport campus to hear her talk. Dr. Meylan presented “Florida’s Global Importance as a Nesting Site for Sea… » Read more

Why should biological diversity matter? The Bat Man of Mexico has some ideas

Dr. Rodrigo A. Medellín, a senior professor of ecology at the National University of Mexico known as the “Bat Man of Mexico,” spoke Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22, on Stetson’s Gulfport campus. His presentation on “How to Do Conservation Science, Implement It, and Not Die Trying” was part of Stetson’s public Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series. Dr. Medellín is the past president of the… » Read more

Protecting the world’s wetlands: Stetson Law professor reappointed chair of international panel

Stetson University College of Law professor and Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy director Royal C. Gardner has been reappointed chair of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands for 2016-2018. Professor Gardner is an internationally recognized expert on wetland law and policy. Professor Royal C. Gardner. As one of 18 experts appointed from around the world, Gardner will lead… » Read more