Armchair Lecture Series:
Celia Evans and Students: Winter Ecology in Russia
Thursday, 24 March 2016
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Join us on Thursday, 24 March 2016, for a presentation on Professor Celia Evans’ International Winter Ecology class – a new Paul Smith's College course that was offered over 17 days during the college’s winter break.
- The International Winter Ecology course began at the Paul Smith's VIC. From 4 to 8 January, students studied behavioral, morphological, and physiological adaptations to winter in plants and animals.
- The eight students then headed to Russia. Their destination was the Zvenigorod Biological Station, about two hours from Moscow. They spent the next eight days working with faculty members from Moscow State University, studying winter birds and mammals, entomology, hydrobiology, and botany.
The lecture will cover the participants' experiences in Russia, as well as their ongoing research. Cost of the lecture: $5 per person. Free for Friends of the VIC. The Arm Chair Lecture series is presented every other Thursday throughout the winter. Supported by the Friends of the VIC.
Celia Evans is Professor of Ecology at Paul Smith's College. She received her doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth in 1999 and joined the PSC faculty in 2001. Her ecological research has included beech bark disease impacts on forest structure, and salamanders as indicators of ecosystems function. She was awarded a Fulbright teaching and research fellowship in 2012 and spent three months in Russia's Altai area, conducting research on rural elementary school students’ cultural relationship to place. She is also an accomplished musician and has released four albums of original acoustic folk. She is now finishing up a fifth album – Infusion – featuring music born out of her Russian trips.