Wildlife lecture is Dec. 1

MIchael Manfredo
MIchael Manfredo

Michael Manfredo, professor and head of the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, will speak at 3:30 p.m., Dec. 1 in the Hardin Hall auditorium. The lecture, "Societal Thought About Wildlife: Shifting Notions of What is Right and Real," is free and open to the public.

Using data from a long-term research program, "Wildlife Values in the West," the talk will explore how broad societal forces for change are shaping public values toward wildlife throughout the western region. Changes include population growth, changes to in-migration rates and land ownership patterns, increasing income and education levels, growth in technology, and urbanization.

Manfredo's area of research and instruction focuses on the interaction of humans and the natural environment. He has had more than 80 peer-reviewed articles published in a wide variety of natural resource and social science journals. A book he co-edited, Wildlife and Society: The Science of Human Dimensions, received the Wildlife Society award for editorship in 2009.

- Kelly Smith, Natural Resources