WHEN: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library
DETAILS: The great rivers of the world have a pulse – an annual rhythm of flooding and drying. In some places, the river pulse is being removed and thus, changing the ecology and the dynamic of the river. In other places, efforts are being made to return the pulse to the rivers. The UIS Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon is honored to have established collaboration with the scientifically prestigious NUPELIA group at The State University of Maringá in Brazil, experts in large river studies. In this presentation, Bonecker and Lemke will stress the importance of ecological study as a part of sustainability using examples from their collaborative study.
Bonecker is a distinguished ecology professor studying Continental Aquatic Environments and Comparative Biology at The State University of Maringá in Paraná State, Brazil.
Lemke is the director of the UIS Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon and a professor of biology at UIS. His research centers on the microbiology of aquatic systems. His current focus of study is on the shallow lakes of the central reach of the Illinois River System and large rivers of Brazil.
This event is co-sponsored by World Affairs Council of Central Illinois. For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speakers Series events and more information, visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries. All events are free and open to the public.