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UMFK ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS PROFESSOR MARK ANDERSON ON THEORY OF SUSTAINABILITY

September 9, 2011

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker Series committee will host Professor Mark Anderson, a senior instructor and coordinator for Ecology and Environmental Sciences at University of Maine in Orono, on Friday, September 16 at 11 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.

Anderson will present on the topic “Toward a Theory of Sustainability: An exercise in perspective stakeholder engagement.”   The event is free and is open to the public.
 
Anderson has been a full-time member of the University of Maine faculty since 2003. His teaching includes an introductory course designed to meet the UMaine general education requirement in population and the environment, an introduction to resource and environmental economics and policy, environmental management, and the capstone course in the Ecology and Environmental sciences program.
 
His research in recent years includes work on the economics of land conservation and recreation management and research on the measurement of learning outcomes in higher education.
 
The Environmental Studies Speaker Series at UMFK regularly brings speakers to campus. These presentations are open to the public and cover such topics as water quality, waste management, wind power, endangered species, forestry and marine science. The program is offered in collaboration with the UMFK Environmental Studies degree program. Speakers are only scheduled during the academic year.             
 
For more information on the presentation or the Environmental Studies Speaker Series, contact Dr. Steven Selva at (207) 834-7617 or by e-mail at: sselva@maine.edu