Lincoln, Neb. —The Center for Grassland Studies will feature Sam Fuhlendorf as the 2020 Distinguished Leu Lecturer as part of its fall seminar series. Fuhlendorf’s presentation, “Grassland Management in the Anthropocene: Should We Look to Aldo Leopold or George Jetson?” is from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 via Zoom.
In addition to his lecture, Fuhlendorf will speak with undergraduate students in rangeland and grassland conservation courses, as well as participate in a virtual lunch discussion with graduate students. Faculty will also visit with him regarding his work.
Fuhlendorf is a Regents Professor and Groendyke Chair in Wildlife Management in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles related to his work in conservation of grassland landscapes and animal habitat, as well as in fire ecology, and understanding the role of disturbance-driven heterogeneity in the structure and function of grasslands. Additionally, he is active in many professional organizations and has received numerous awards for his research and activities.
Restrictions related to COVID-19 require the Leu Lecture to be a virtual event. Learn how to participate in the presentation. online. The lecture will be recorded and uploaded to the Center’s website within 24 hours after the original presentation for those unable to attend the livestream event.
Since 1995, the Center for Grassland Studies has offered seminars featuring guest lecturers from across the country who speak on topics related to the Center’s mission; future challenges in grassland stewardship, prairie restoration and management, and new technologies for monitoring and managing grasslands. Each series features a Frank and Margaret Leu Distinguished Lecturer; a person who is nationally recognized for his/her expertise in some aspect of grassland ecology and management.