Saint Joseph’s College sponsors talk on impacts of climate change

Dr. Drew Barton, a biology professor at the University of Maine-Farmington, will speak on "Ecological Impacts of Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future, with a focus on Maine and New England" at Saint Joseph's College on Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m.

Barton is the co-coordinator of the Sustainable Campus Coalition at Farmington and a former field director for The Wilderness Society. He was part of a group that raised $10 million to protect 30,000 acres in the Mt. Blue-Tumbledown area of western Maine. He has done research over the past 25 years on fire, landscape change, and forests in Arizona and Maine, and is the co-author of an upcoming book from University Press of New England, called "The Changing Ecology of the Maine Woods."

Barton holds a bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University and a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Michigan. He founded the Michigan Citizen National Forest Watch Organization and helped to negotiate long-term plans for national forests in Michigan. His talk is sponsored by the Dept. of Natural Sciences and student eco-reps at Saint Joseph's College. It will be held in the Viola George Auditorium of Harold Alfond Hall at the Standish campus. 893-7723 or 893-7720.

March 30, 2010 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu