Next NYTTS Meeting Professor Russell Burke
Saturday, November 26, 3:00 p.m.
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
263 W 86th Street, New York City
Building on What We've Learned: What's New
with New York Terrapin Research and Conservation
These are exciting times for New York terrapin research—we are learning more about Jamaica Bay's terrapins, we are developing new techniques, we are surveying the rest of Long Island and the Hudson, and we are collaborating with other local researchers. Come hear some updates and get involved!
Russell Burke earned a B.S. in zoology from Ohio State University, and an M.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, working on gopher tortoise conservation. His Ph.D. in biology is from the University of Michigan, where his work focused on the ecology and evolution of midwestern freshwater turtles. Russell is Professor of Biology at Hofstra University on Long Island. He teaches ecology, evolution, conservation biology, urban ecology, and wildlife disease ecology, and he is one of the coordinators of the new Urban Ecology program. He co-teaches Hofstra's Biology-Geology study abroad class on the Evolutionary Ecology and Geology of Ecuador, including the Galápagos Islands.
Our meeting place: The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, just steps from the 86th Street subway station on the No. 1 train (Broadway line). Please use side entrance on 86th Street.