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Stream restoration ecologist Margaret Palmer to give Idaho State University Minshall Lecture Sept. 13

Posted August 30, 2012

University of Maryland ecologist and watershed scientist Margaret Palmer will deliver the sixth annual Idaho State University G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology at 4 p.m. Sept. 13.

The title of her lecture is "Restoration of Streams in Ecologically and Socially Dynamic Contexts," and will be given in Room 10 of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences Lecture Center.

Palmer is director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (www.SESYNC.org), which is supported by the National Science Foundation and University of Maryland. In addition, as a professor at the University of Maryland in the Department of Entomology and in the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, she oversees a large research group focused on watershed science and restoration ecology.

Having worked on streams, rivers and estuaries for more than 27 years and leading scientific projects at national and international levels, she has more than 150 scientific publications and multiple ongoing collaborative research grants.

She is past director of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, serves as an editor for the journal Restoration Ecology and co-authored the book, "The Foundations of Restoration Ecology." Palmer has been honored as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, a Lilly Fellow, a Distinguished Scholar Teacher, an Ecological Society of America Distinguished Service Award winner, and a University System of Maryland Board of Regent's Faculty Award winner.

Palmer's presentation is sponsored by the ISU Department of Biological Sciences, which established the G.W. Minshall Lecture Series in Ecology to provide lasting recognition of the scientific contributions of Dr. Wayne Minshall, an ISU professor emeritus who has been an international leader in the study of streams and rivers.

For more information contact ISU Stream Ecology Center, 208-282-2139.