Stroud to explore global impact of Costa Rica

The Stroud Water Research Center is hosting a free science seminar on Friday, Sept. 9, with a husband and wife duo who have been studying tropical biodiversity for decades.

Dan Janzen and his wife and research partner Winnie Hallwachs will lead a lively talk about conservation at the through biodiversity development at the Stroud Water Research Center.

Dan Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs will discuss conservation through biodiversity development at the Stroud Water Research Center.

Tropical ecologist Dan Janzen and his wife and research partner Winnie Hallwachs will lead a lively talk about conservation through biodiversity development, and why what happens in Costa Rica matters to the rest of the world.

Janzen, a biodiversity conservationist with 63 years of field experience, has published 522 scientific papers and books, all focused on the interactions of tropical animals and plants, and for the past 31 years, on their permanent in-situ conservation as well. He is the DiMaura Professor of Conservation Biology at The University of Pennsylvania, technical advisor to Área de Conservación Guanacaste, a member of the U.S. and the Costa Rican National Academy of Sciences, and a world-level authority on the taxonomy and biology of tropical caterpillars.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments, and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m., followed by A Q&A that ends at 8:15, according to a Stroud press release. Pre-registration is requested here.

Based in Chester County since 1967, the Stroud Water Research Center seeks to advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater through global research, education, and watershed restoration. It is located at 970 Spencer Road in Avondale. For more information, call 610-268-2153, ext. 288, or email jprovinski@stroudcenter.org.

 

 

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