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Colorado Mesa University to host post-doctoral fellow Nancy Shackelford

Ecology researcher finalizes Natural Resources of the West lecture series at CMU

Colorado Mesa University is hosting researcher, author and speaker Nancy Shackleford who will present How We Think about Restoration Planning in a Changing World, a complementary lecture at the Saccomanno Lecture Hall on Monday, December 3, 2018. The event will take place at 4pm in the Wubben Hall and Science Center, room 141.

Shackelford obtained her B.Sc. from the University of Texas, her M.Sc. from the University of Western Australia and her Ph.D. from the University of Victoria, Canada.

She is known for in her work at the intersection of theoretical ecology and applied management. Her research focuses on restoration of disturbed ecosystems. She is particularly interested in determining how science can inform restoration of self-sustaining ecosystems.

“My career has taken me around the world, where I've been able to explore ecosystems ranging from the deserts of northern Australia to the bogs of northern Canada. Each new place exposes me to new ideas about restoration practice and the complicated relationship between humanity and nature," Shackelford said in a statement.

Shackelford is presenting the final seminar for natural resources of the west, a lecture series organized by CMU Professor Tamera Minnick.

“Bringing leading global researchers to campus is what this series is all about,” said Minnick. “Dr. Shackelford is a critical voice in the restoration research field and we are lucky to have her on campus.”

Members of the public interested in her research and observations are welcome to attend the seminar.