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Clemson Hartzog Lecture Series to feature renowned ecologist, geographer Talbot

Renowned ecologist and geographer Lee Talbot will be the featured speaker at Clemson University’s George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Lecture Series, to be held Monday, October 7, at 2 p.m. at the Strom Thurmond Institute on the Clemson campus.Renowned ecologist and geographer Lee Talbot will be the featured speaker at Clemson University’s George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Lecture Series, to be held Monday, October 7, at 2 p.m. at the Strom Thurmond Institute on the Clemson campus.

Talbot will speak on “International Conservation: Some Historical Perspective and Vignettes of a Career” at the annual lecture series, held by Clemson’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management to showcase leading figures in the field of conservation. The lecture series, and an accompanying awards program, is named for Hartzog, the seventh director of the National Park Service.

An ecologist and geographer with work spanning six decades and 134 countries, Talbot is a professor in the Environmental Science and Policy Department at George Mason University. He has served as chief scientist and foreign affairs director of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality for three U. S. Presidents, head of environmental sciences for the Smithsonian Institution, director-general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and senior environmental advisor to the World Bank and U.N. organizations. A prolific researcher and shaper of international environmental policy, Talbot also conducted pioneering ecological research on the Serengeti-Mara Plains of East Africa.

Talbot’s lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/cuip/hartzog/lectures-current.html or contact Brett Wright, director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, at wright@clemson.edu