The 2017 Cornell-Gladstone-Hanlon-Kauffman (CGHK) Lecture in Environmental Education and Communication will be held on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hunt Union Ballroom. A dessert reception will follow. This year’s lecture entitled “THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON WILDFLOWERS AND ANIMALS IN THE COLORADO ROCKY MOUNTAINS” will be delivered by distinguished speaker Dr. David Inouye, Principal Investigator at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte, CO. The author/co-author of over 100 publications, Dr. Inouye’s research interests include phenology in the context of climate change, pollination biology, plant demography, plant-ant mutualisms, and the behavior and ecology of bumblebees. He has worked at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory for 47 years on long-term research projects about the flowering, pollination and demography of many species of wildflowers, and the bumble bees and hummingbirds that pollinate them. Climate change is affecting these species and their interactions, making this an interesting time to be studying the wildflowers meadows where they occur. Link here for a short video on Dr. Inouye’s work.
Established in 2000 with the generous support of Dr. William Kaufmann and his wife Virginia ’44, the CGHK lectureship, named to honor family members, is an endowed fund within the College at Oneonta Foundation. The purpose of this lectureship is to bring to the SUNY Oneonta campus international leaders in environmental thought and education to interact with students and faculty on campus, and to present a free public lecture open to the members of the community.
Additional information on the lecture series and this year’s speaker is available on the CGHK Lecture webpage.