Patrick Moldowan: Paradise in Limbo: Biodiversity and Conservation on the Island of Mauritius
From 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm
Free. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation
Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists / email@example.com
Patrick Moldowan (MOLD•OWE•ANNE) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary and School of the Environment at the University of Toronto. A field biologist by training, Patrick takes a 'boots on the ground' approach to research and applied wildlife conservation. He is drawn to understanding, protecting, and educating others about the lesser appreciated wildlife that we share the Earth with, including amphibians, reptiles, and insects. His research is currently based at the Algonquin Wildlife Research Station in the heart of Algonquin Provincial Park where he participates in long-term studies of salamanders and turtles. Patrick was also a recipient of the prestigious New Noah Scholarship from Wildlife Preservation Canada, an award recognizing young leaders in conservation. It is related to the New Noah Scholarship that Patrick will join us on Jan. 19th to share his experiences in field biology and conservation on the island of Mauritius. When not conducting field research directly, he can often be found canoeing, hiking, casually searching under rocks and logs for interesting critters, or enjoying a fine Indian curry.