Biodiversity Research Institute’s Annual Spotlight on Ecoscience

Posted Nov. 08, 2012, at 1:24 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 6:20 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Location: University of Southern Maine in Portland, Hannaford Hall, Portland, Maine

For more information: Deborah McKew; 207-839-7600;

We invite you to a special public event:

Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy Presents “The Land of Cinnamon and Gold:

The Amazon over the Five Centuries since de Orellana’s Expedition”

Followed by a Panel Discussion on Dr. Lovejoy’s Looming Questions for Conservation in the 21st Century to be Moderated by MPBN’s deputy news director, Susan Sharon

Dr. Lovejoy’s innovative work as a conservation biologist has established much of our understanding of the value of biodiversity. A senior science advisor to three U.S. Presidents and to the president of the United Nations Foundation, he has influenced a wide spectrum of fields, from science and science education to environmental policy and decision making on a global scale.

Join us and be part of the conversation!