ON JUNE 30, 2009, THE BRI PROGRAM OFFICE WILL BE CLOSING DOWN TEMPORARILY. THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF BRI AND THE BRI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ARE WORKING TO REINSTATE STAFF AND WE HOPE TO BEGIN PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY CHANGES TO THE UPCOMING FALL 2009 BRI BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION LECTURE SERIES OR TO THE 2010 NORTHEAST NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE, SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
Archive of Past Lectures
The following page is an archive of a past lecture series.
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Biology and Conservation Lecture Series.
Science on the Fly! Loon Migration: Linking People and the Environment
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 12:00 PM
Join Dr. Nina Schoch of the Adirondack Cooperative Loon Program and Valerie Trudeau of the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks to hear about recent research on the migratory paths and wintering areas of Adirondack loons using satellite telemetry. A new interactive public and school aged curriculum, Science on the Fly!, which enables students to learn to design and conduct their own scientific studies using the loon migration research as an example will also be presented.
From Montauk to Niagara Falls: Biodiversity, Threats and Conservation in State Parks
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 12:00 PM
Six years of biological inventory has demonstrated the incredible variety of creatures, plants and natural communities in the State Park system. Tom Lyons, Director of Environmental Management for NY State Parks, will talk about this wonderful diversity, how it contributes to the quality of our lives, what threatens it, and what is being and can be done to protect it.
Important Bird Areas of New York: The Second Edition
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 12:00 PM
Dr. Michael Burger, Director of Bird Conservation at Audubon New York, will present the results of the “second round” of IBA identification in New York, with a focus on the criteria and process through which sites were evaluated and the new book Important Bird Areas of New York: Habitats Worth Protecting.
The New York Flora Project
Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 12:00 PM
Troy Weldy, Botanist of the New York Natural Heritage Program and Director of the New York Flora Association, will present an overview of the New York Flora Project including the steps taken to move from a paper to a dynamic online flora atlas. The presentation will include many images of New York's beautiful flora, and exciting plans outlining the vision for the New York Flora Project.