Behavioral ecologist, author to speak at UWSP

Metro Wire Staff

An internationally renowned biologist, historian, and author will give two presentations at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point next week.

Lee Dugatkin, a biology professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville, will talk at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Room 170 of the Trainer Natural Resources Building about his book “Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose – Natural History in Early America.”

At noon on Friday, Sept. 20, in Science Building Room D102, he will discuss another of his books, “How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog – Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution.”

Both talks are free and open to the public, sponsored by UW-Stevens Point College of Letters and Science and the Wisconsin Center for Wildlife in the College of Natural Resources.

A behavioral ecologist and science historian, Dugatkin has spoken at seminars at universities across Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Harvard and Oxford. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles on evolution and behavior in professional journals and has written several books and textbooks. He is also a contributing author to The Washington Post, Scientific American, and Newsday.