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Fall environmental series begins in the 'Forest'

On Friday, Sept. 6 Jake Brenner, an assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences at Ithaca College, will open the Alfred University (AU) Environmental Studies Seminar series for fall 2013. Brenner will present, “Into the Wild: Using the Forest as Your Classroom” at 12:20 p.m. in the Roon Lecture Hall (Room 247) in the Science Center. The public is welcome.

Brenner earned a bachelor of arts degree in biology and Spanish from Lawrence University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in geography from Clark University.

Brenner’s teaching focuses on human-environment geography from globalization to environmental management decisions made by individuals in a particular place. His research concentrates on how and why landscapes change. Much of his work consists of prospects for conservation on private land in central upstate New York, including Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL.)   

The Environmental Studies Seminar at Alfred University is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session.

Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within AU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do better to sustain our world.