P. Dee Boersma smiling among the penguins
 

P. Dee Boersma to Present Wooster’s Bi-Annual Pelican Lecture

Professor of biology at the University of Washington will speak April 11

4 April, 2017 by Sarah Stanley

WOOSTER, Ohio — P. Dee Boersma, professor of biology and the Wadsworth Endowed Chair in conservation science at the University of Washington, will present “Natural History and Long-Term Studies are Fundamental to Science” at the 13th Bi-Annual Pelican Lecture at The College of Wooster on Tuesday, April 11. The free public lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.). A reception will follow the event in the lobby.

Boersma received her B.S. from Central Michigan University and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Her research is in the area of conservation biology and she has focused on seabirds as indicators of environmental change. She also directs the Center for Penguins as Ocean Sentinels at the University of Washington and has directed the Magellanic Penguin Project at Punta Tombo, Argentina, in her role as a scientific fellow for the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Boersma’s lecture is sponsored by the biology department and Pelican Lecture Series, named in honor of Ralph Schreiber, a graduate of the College and noted for his work on seabirds, including pelicans. His parents, the late Clare Adel and William Schreiber, long term residents of and contributors to the Wooster community, endowed this lecture series in Ralph’s memory. For more information, contact Beth Snyder at 330-263-2379.