February 23, 1999

Chief Scientist for the Conservation Biology Institute to Speak at Middlebury College on Mar. 9

Dr. Reed Noss Presents "Regional Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation"

Dr. Reed Noss, chief scientist of the Conservation Biology Institute, will give a talk titled "Regional Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation" at Middlebury College's annual Scott Margolin Environmental Affairs Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9 in the McCullough Student Center on Old Stone Row, off Route 30. Free and open to the public, the annual lecture was named in 1998 in honor of Scott Margolin, a member of the Middlebury College Class of 1999.

Noss is an international consultant in conservation, an affiliated faculty member at Oregon State University, science editor for Wild Earth magazine, and a martial arts instructor. In his thirty years as an environmental professional, Noss has also worked for the Nature Conservancy and the Environmental Protection Agency, and from 1993 to 1997, was the editor of Conservation Biology, the premier journal in the field.

The author of over 150 scientific papers, Noss has published two books. "Saving Nature's Legacy," co-authored with Allen Cooperrider in 1994, won the annual publication award of the Natural Resources Council of America. "The Science of Conservation Planning," co-authored with Michael O'Connell and Dennis Murphy, appeared in 1997. Noss has received a Pew Fellowship in Conservation and the Environment and the Edward T. LaRoe Memorial Award of the Society for Conservation Biology.

For more information about the lecture, contact Janet Wiseman at the Middlebury College Environmental Studies Program at 802-443-5710.