Channell to speak at endangered species symposium

HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Dr. Rob Channell, assistant professor of biological sciences, will be one of three keynote speakers March 15-18 at the Desert Tortoise Council Annual Symposium in Tucson, AZ.

Channell will give a presentation of his research, "Dynamic biogeography and conservation of endangered species," which was published in Nature Magazine in January 2000 and in The New York Times in February of 2000.

"I felt fortunate to have my research published and be able to travel and speak to people about this particular issue," said Channel. "I also feel that it reflects well on the biology department and the quality of faculty we have at FHSU."

Deborah Donahue, professor at the University of Wyoming, will speak on public land and property as it relates to the maintenance of biodiversity.

Paul Martin, emeritus professor from the University of Arizona, will focus on the historical effects of humans on large species in North America and South America.

"I am really thrilled to be able to speak with two people who are so prominent in their respective fields," said Channell.

Besides the upcoming presentation, Channell has spoken to the Central Plains Mammalogists and the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

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