Ian Cowx, an internationally renowned champion of conserving global freshwater fish communities and fisheries, will deliver the 2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Red Cedar Room of the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus.
As a fisheries ecologist, Cowx is known for his blend of research and teaching and for being a dynamic advocate for the scientific understanding and management of the world's freshwater fisheries.
He has worked with international organizations to advance the ecology, sustainability and prosperity of freshwater ecosystems, including the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission, European Union and the World Bank.
"Dr. Cowx is a global leader and voice of conservation to sustainably manage coupled human and natural systems," said Jianguo "Jack" Liu, MSU University Distinguished Professor of fisheries and wildlife, who holds the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability. He also is director of the MSU Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability. "In this 50th anniversary year of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, we are particularly pleased to invite Dr. Cowx to present the 2012 Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture."
The lecture, which is open to the public, will be at 3:30 p.m. and be followed by a reception.