People of Color in Science Seminar Series (Jul 29)

I would like to formally invite you to a seminar on Monday July 29th as part of the People of Color in Science Seminar Series.  Our speaker with be Dr. Delani Dovie from the University of Ghana, Accra.

Dr Delali Dovie holds a PhD degree in Ecology from the Witwatersrand University in South Africa, where he is also an Honorary Research Fellow with a particular interest in System Ecology of Savannahs. He further trained at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria in the Advanced Institute on Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change. He is presently a faculty member at the University of Ghana’s Department of Geography and Resource Development in Ghana.  Dr Dovie is a former president of the Africa Governing Section of the Society for Conservation Biology. He has published over 30 articles, specializing in using his research to inform development policy. He has been involved with organizing several scientific meetings to facilitate the sharing of lessons and networking on the African continent. Dr Dovie has traveled extensively around the world to deliver presentations, including keynotes at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal as part of activities marking the 25th anniversary of the Society for Conservation Biology in 2011. One of Dr Dovie’s visions is to support the training of young researchers with mission to drive policy informed research on the African continent towards the conservation of biological diversity and adaptation to climate change. His experiences in the civil society sector, government and academia including international relations are enhancing his abilities toward this mission.

The title of Dr. Dovie’s seminar is “Battling for coexistence: savannah ecosystem, conservation and climate change at crossroads in Ghana” and will be held in WB1015 on Monday July 29th at 5pm.


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