Ecoscience conference will feature biologist Lovejoy

Posted Nov. 01, 2012, at 10:17 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromsom Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — Biodiversity Research Institute announced that its fourth annual Spotlight on Ecoscience event will feature internationally renowned conservation biologist Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromsom Center, at the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus. A cocktail reception will take place at 6 p.m.

 Lovejoy’s presentation, “The Land of Cinnamon and Gold: The Amazon over the Five Centuries since de Orellana’s Expedition,” will be followed by a panel discussion centered on his Looming Questions for Conservation in the 21st Century. Maine Public Braodcasting Network’s deputy news director Susan Sharon will moderate the panel discussion, which will include representative science and policy experts.

The event is open to the public. Admission is $25, $8 students with valid ID. Advance registration is recommended by emailing

Lovejoy’s visit to Maine also will include a workshop designed to engage local students and educators in a discussion about conservation issues. The workshop will take place 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Abromsom Center of the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Admission is free, but space is limited and registration is required. To register for the afternoon session, email