Ecology & Economics: Redefining Ecosystem Services Event on April 4

Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Science invites you to join the Center for Environmental Research & Education for a panel discussion that will reveal how preserving our natural resources by putting sound ecological policies in place stimulates the economy.

The event is set for Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Pappert Lecture Hall of the Bayer Learning Center. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow. To RSVP, please email envscience@duq.edu.

Panelists include:

Patricia DeMarco
Energy & Environment Policy Analyst

Patricia has spent a 30-year career in energy and environmental policy in both private- and public-sector positions, most recently in leadership positions with the Rachel Carson Homestead Association and the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. She now teaches as a senior scholar at Chatham University and as an adjunct at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University.

Roy Kraynyk
Director of Land Protection, Allegheny Land Trust

As lifelong resident of Allegheny County and a Penn State University-educated landscape architect, Roy's career has involved land conservation planning, land protection, site planning, municipal ordinance review and drafting, design and review of land development and subdivision plans, brownfield master planning, and highway and community beautification.

Nagaraj Sivasubramaniam
Associate Professor, Duquesne University School of Business

Nagaraj's research focuses on defining and measuring sustainability orientation at the individual level, modeling climate protection strategies, and examining the organizational impacts of individual and team leadership.

John Wenzel
Director, Powdermill Nature Reserve

As a biologist and entomologist, John's career has taken him to many remote locations around the world, with about three years in the field in tropical America and Africa, and a year in Europe. He has held positions at the University of Georgia, Paris's National Museum of Natural History, the American Museum of Natural History and the Ohio State Department of Entomology.

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