Time and Location

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 6 PM
Place: Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies
A reception will precede the talk at 5:15 PM in the museum lobby.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy.


Dr. Theobald will use maps and spatial analyses to explore the patterns and trends of past, current and potential future landscape changes in the West. He will argue that the key to continued conservation of the “next West” is a networked and permeable landscape.

About the speaker

Dave Theobald is a geographer, conservation biologist and landscape ecologist who specializes in assessing the effects of land use changes on wildlife habitat and biodiversity. He has worked on a variety of collaborative, interdisciplinary projects, including regional-scale resource assessments, inventories of open space and protected lands, species movement studies (at regional to continental scales) and analyses of proposed policy changes on sustainability. He also has experience developing integrated climate and land use scenarios.

A long-time member of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), Dave currently serves on the board of directors for SCB’s North American section. He is active with the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow program and is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology at Colorado State University.