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Dr. Stuart Primm spoke to students, faculty and staff at UNCP on Oct. 24

Leading environmental scientist visits UNCP

By Kayloni Wyatt
Assistant Around the Campus Editor

Dr. Stuart Pimm, one of the world’s leading environmental scientists, delivered a speech on Oct.24 at the Moore Hall Auditorium.

The speech was entitled “Does Biodiversity have a Future?” and was free and open to the public. Refreshments were served before the event.

Dr. Pimm is the chair of Doris Duke of Conservation Ecology at Duke University. He has written four books and more than 200 scientific papers, including articles in Nature and Science.

He is the author of “The World According to Pimm: A Scientist Audits the Earth,” which was published in 2001 and tells the basic understanding of biodiversity.

He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Pimm has won of numerous awards, including a Pew Scholarship for Conservation and the Environment, and an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship.

In 2006, he was awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Pimm is currently directing research in several areas, including the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, the Fossa in Madagascar, elephants in Africa, Florida Panthers and wading birds in the Everglades.

The local chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a national honor society for students in biological sciences, sponsored the event.

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