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UMPI Professor Dr. Jason Johnston to present on the UMFK campus

April 5, 2010

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Jason Johnston, University of Maine at Presque Isle assistant professor of wildlife ecology, on Friday, April 16 at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Cyr Hall, room 209. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Dr. Johnston’s presentation is entitled: “Is Green Energy for the Birds?: A two-year study of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Wind Turbine.”
 
He will discuss his study in the context of the larger issues of human impacts on bird populations. In addition, he will briefly discuss his past and on-going research on forest management impacts on birds.
 
Dr. Johnston currently is an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology at UMPI. He also taught at the University of Maine in Orono and the University of Delaware in Newark.
 
Dr. Johnston received his Ph.D. in 2007 from UMO. He received a Master of Science in Entomology and Applied Ecology from the University of Delaware in 2001. In 1997, he earned a Bachelor of Arts at Bowdoin College.
 
While at UMPI, Dr. Johnston conducts research on-and-off campus, often involving undergraduate students as volunteers, paid assistants, or through independent studies.
 
To view further information on Dr. Johnston, go to: http://www.umpi.maine.edu/~jasonj/index.html
 
For more information, contact Steve Selva at: 834-7617 or by e-mail at: sselva@maine.edu