Date: Friday Jun 10, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, as part of the Acadia Centennial Lecture Series on Conservation in the 21st Century, the Birkenmeier Lecture Committee and The Jackson Laboratory will sponsor a special lecture, “Using Genetics to Save Species in Zoos and in the Wild,” presented by Dr. Robert C. Fleischer, head of the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, and National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
In his work, Dr. Fleischer uses genetic theory and methods to learn about the evolutionary and life histories of animals, to understand the importance of genetic variation to their survival, and to identify the methods needed to sustain them in captivity and in the wild. His work is a beautiful example of how the fields of genetics, a strength of the Jackson Laboratory, and of conservation, a strength of the National Park Service, can successfully come together to aid in preserving the biodiversity of our world.
The 2016 Birkenmeier Lecture is part of the Acadia Centennial Lecture Series, focusing on “Conservation in the 21st Century.”
This event is free and open to the public.Location: The lecture begins at 5:30 PM (doors open at 5:00 PM) in the Stotesbury Ballroom of the Bar Harbor Club, 111 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME. A reception will follow from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.
Contact Name: Connie Birkenmeier
Contact Phone #: (207) 288-6335
Event Sponsor(s): Jackson Laboratory
This is a free event.