Date(s) - 08/26/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Dwayne Estes, Professor of Biology and Director of the Herbarium at Austin Peay State University and also the Executive Director of the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, will speak on
The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative: Charting a
New Course for Conservation in the 21st Century
Information about Dr. Estes:
Dwayne Estes serves as executive director for the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI). For his leadership in developing SGI, Estes was named the 2017 Tennessee Conservationist of the Year by the Tennessee Wildlife Federation. At Austin Peay State University, Dwayne also serves as Professor of Biology and Director of the APSU Herbarium, a plant museum with over 130,000 specimens. In the past three years, he and his collaborators have secured nearly $2 million dollars in grants and donations, including grants from the National Science Foundation. He and his team are building a strong network of collaborators across a 23-state region that includes citizen scientists, private landowners, academic researchers, government agencies and NGOs, corporations and philanthropic foundations.
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