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NEXT 'GREEN LIVING' TALK TO FOCUS ON CAPE COD'S INVASIVE SPECIES

04/05/17

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Green Living Series will continue to offer seminars on “Science and Management of Invasive Species” on Thursday, April 13, with “The Management of Invasive Species of Cape Cod National Seashore.” This presentation will be given by Dr. Nita Tallent, chief of Natural Resource Management and Science at Cape Cod National Seashore.

All of the lectures in this series are free and open to the public. They take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121.

Previous to her position at the Cape Cod National Seashore, Tallent served as the program manager for the National Park Service (NPS) Mojave Desert Network Inventory and Monitoring Program, Pacific West Region, in Boulder City, Nev.

A field ecologist for more than 20 years, Tallent has a wide range of experience in the applied science and ecology of floodplain ecosystems, forest, high elevation montane, rangelands and deserts. Before joining the Department of the Interior in 2010, she was a research scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Tallent was born in Arkansas and grew up around the world in Saudi Arabia, Germany and Austria before her family settled in New Hampshire. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from the College of Life Sciences, where her focus was on the impacts of non-native plants on New Zealand floodplains.

This Green Living Series will continue on Thursdays through April 20.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving, or contact Dr. Daniel Shustack, D.Shustack@mcla.edu or (413) 662-5301. Podcasts of the seminars will be posted online following each presentation at www.mcla.edu/greenliving.

The 2017 Green Living Seminar series is a presentation of MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the MCLA Environmental Studies Department.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to http://www.mcla.edu/.