CORVALLIS - Three prominent scientists with international expertise in natural resource issues will speak at the 1998 Starker Lectures during November at Oregon State University.

Sponsored by the OSU College of Forestry, the theme of this year's lecture series will be "Impacts of Different Philosophies on Natural Resources." Each lecture will be from 4-5 p.m. on a Thursday in Room 130 of Peavy Hall on the OSU campus. They are free and open to the public.

The speakers and their topics include:


  • Nov. 5: "Tropical Forests, Carbon and People: a Revisionist Philosophy for the New Millenium," a presentation by Dennis Dykstra, deputy director general for research at the Center for International Forestry Research in Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Nov. 12: "The Swedish Experience - Forest Certification, Biodiversity and Forest Management," a presentation by Per Angelstam, wildlife ecologist and forest faculty from the Grimso Wildlife Research Station of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden


  • Nov. 19: A presentation by William Cranan, professor of history, noted lecturer and author of "Nature's Metropolis," from the University of Wisconsin at Madison

The Starker Lectures are made possible by support from the Starker Partners in memory of T.J. and Bruce Starker, prominent members in the history of the Oregon forest products industry.

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College of Forestry, 541-737-2221