Huxley Speaker Series 10/19/17: Eric Munscher: Turtle Survival: The Plight of the World’s Turtle Species

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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 4:22pm

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Location: AW-204


Turtle Survival: The Plight of the World’s Turtle Species. What has happened? What is happening? What is being done about it?

Eric C. Munscher is currently a Research Ecologist with SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA) and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He obtained his B.Sc from Penn State University and an M.Sc from the University of North Florida in 2007.  Eric is also the Principal Investigator of the Turtle Survival Alliance’s - North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG).  Eric has been studying turtle populations in Florida and Texas Springs for over 18 years.  Eric is also a Florida certified Gopher Tortoise agent.  He has extensive experience in wetland delineation and threatened and endangered species surveys throughout the southeast and northeast regions.

The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) is a global conservation group whose goal is zero turtle extinctions. Learn about methods used toward that end, including range programs throughout the world that concentrate on highly endangered species and focusing on breeding and releasing programs, as well as wild turtle population monitoring and research. TSA operates the Turtle Survival Center in South Carolina, which houses breeding populations of 20 of the top 25 most endangered species of turtles in the world, including some that are extinct in the wild.


The Huxley Speaker Series is hosted by Huxley College of the Environment, at Western Washington University.

The Series is free and open to the public. Presentations are held each Thursday at 4:00 in the Academic Center West (AW-204) on the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA.

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