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The J. Allen Keast Field Biology International Exchange Fund Lecture

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Friday, August 3rd, 2012 - 8:00 PM

On Friday August 3 2012 at 7:00 pm renowned evolutionary ecologist and herpetologist Rick Shine delivered a public lecture entitled "Reducing the ecological impact of invasive cane toads in Australia".

Brief Biography

Rick Shine, Professor in Biology, University of Sydney, is one of the most accomplished evolutionary ecologists and herpetologists working in the world today. He is a Member of the Order of Australia, a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, and has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Ecological Society of America, among myriad other honours. He has authored over 700 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 25 book chapters. Dr. Shine’s research spans mating system biology and sexual selection to applied conservation, with primary focus on snakes and lizards. He has been at the forefront of work on invasive species in Australia, and a leader in studying the impact and control of the cane toad. More information can be found at his website.

The talk was sponsored by a fund endowed by a bequest by Queen's Biology Professor Allen Keast.

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