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Environmental speaker to trace stream particle journey

Theodore Georgian, professor of biology and director of the Environmental Science Program at St. Bonaventure University will speak on “Fine Particulate Organic Matter Transport in Streams: How Far Can It Go?” as a part of the Alfred University’s (AU) Environmental Studies Speaker Series. Georgian’s lecture will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 at 12:20 p.m. in the Roon Lecture Hall (Room 247) of the AU Science Center. Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Georgian’s focus is in running water environments research and tracking organic particle movements through streams.  In the 1990s, he and a colleague developed a technique for tracking organic stream particles, which in the past had been funded by the National Science Foundation, to continue such research in Idaho. Currently, Georgian continues stream research in the Nine Mile Creek State Forest about 10 miles away from the St. Bonaventure campus near Olean.

The Environmental Studies Seminar series 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 Alfred University’s School 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.