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College of Law’s lecture series on environment heats up in the fall

Stetson University College of Law continues the 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.

four baby hatchlings head to the ocean

Loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings crawl to sea. Photo by Blair Witherington/FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

The fall lecture series includes:

  • Sept. 14, 12 p.m.: Tonya Long, a fish and wildlife biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, presenting “The Dark Side: Improving Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches Through Comprehensive Light Management.”
  • Oct. 9, 12 p.m.: Dr. Dwight T. Pitcaithley, historian, New Mexico State University, presenting on “The National Park Service After 100 Years: A Historian Reflects.”
  • Nov. 9, 12 p.m.: Dr. Max Finlayson, Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University in Australia, presenting “Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems — Evidence from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Mangroves.”

Stetson’s Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series is coordinated through the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, which is the recipient of the 2016 American Bar Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Environmental Law and Policy.