Event Title

Conducting Ecological Research and Community Service: Killing (?) Two Birds with One Stone

Presentation Type

Interactive Presentation

Location

BHC 126

Start Date

26-9-2009 2:10 PM

End Date

26-9-2009 2:30 PM

Description/Abstract

People in academia often see research and service as two separate activities that are conducted under different sets of circumstances; however, it is possible to provide service to a community while collecting scientific data. This presentation describes an on-going effort by undergraduate students from Saint Leo University to conduct ecological research in the Peruvian Amazon. Data generated from this research will be used to help people manage forest resources (and save birds, despite the inappropriate title of the talk). Specifically, non-timber forest products were surveyed by students in the Summer, 2009 in collaboration with the Rainforest Conservation Fund, a non-profit group dedicated to forest conservation in northeastern Peru.

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Sep 26th, 2:10 PM Sep 26th, 2:30 PM

Conducting Ecological Research and Community Service: Killing (?) Two Birds with One Stone

BHC 126

People in academia often see research and service as two separate activities that are conducted under different sets of circumstances; however, it is possible to provide service to a community while collecting scientific data. This presentation describes an on-going effort by undergraduate students from Saint Leo University to conduct ecological research in the Peruvian Amazon. Data generated from this research will be used to help people manage forest resources (and save birds, despite the inappropriate title of the talk). Specifically, non-timber forest products were surveyed by students in the Summer, 2009 in collaboration with the Rainforest Conservation Fund, a non-profit group dedicated to forest conservation in northeastern Peru.