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Visiting scholar discusses conservation from Montana to India on Nov. 3

October 20, 2014

Environmental scholar Paul Robbins will speak at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

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BOZEMAN – Environmental scholar Paul Robbins will speak at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

The talk, “Producing Wildlife in Montana, India and Beyond: Conservation in the Anthropocene,” is free and open to the public as part of the Montana Institute on Ecosystems' Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series. Light refreshments will be served prior to the talk.

Robbins is the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he guides the institute in serving as a world leader in addressing rapid global environmental change.

He is author of the foundational textbook “Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction” and numerous research articles in publications that address conservation science, social science and the humanities. His award-winning book, “Lawn People: How Grasses, Weeds, and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are,” is widely recognized as one of the most accessible books on the environmental politics of daily life.

Robbins will also speak in Missoula on Nov. 5.

The Montana Institute on Ecosystems is a multi-institutional community dedicated to understanding complex ecosystems and the interconnectedness of people and nature. For more information, visit http://www.montanaioe.org.

Contact: Sandra Cavalieri, Montana Institute on Ecosystems, (406) 994-2389, sandra.cavalieri@montana.edu.