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Science Tuesday Online Lecture
Science Tuesday Online Lecture

Tue, Oct 10


Zoom lecture

Science Tuesday Online Lecture

"Bats: the Unsung Heroes" with Kristen Lear, Ph.D.

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Oct 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Zoom lecture

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For this month's Science Tuesday lecture, Dr. Kristen Lear will share about the amazing world of bats and their important role as pollinators of over 300 plants around the world, insect pest controllers, and seed dispersers. She will also share some of the ongoing work to protect bat species globally.

Dr Lear is a collaborative conservation leader with demonstrated success in domestic and international bat conservation. She earned a B.A. in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Fulbright Scholarship to study the critically endangered Southern bent-wing bat in South Australia, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Conservation from the University of Georgia. As a National Geographic Explorer and AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, Kristen is an award-winning public speaker and science communicator, with talks on platforms ranging from radio shows, podcasts, the National Geographic stage, and CBS’s “Mission Unstoppable” TV show about women in STEM.

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