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MCLA 'Green Living' Seminar on Medical Plant Conservation

01/25/2012

NORTH ADAMS, MA - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' (MCLA) Green Living Seminar Series will offer a lecture on "Medicinal Plant Conservation" by Dr. Emily Mooney, assistant professor of biology at MCLA, on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218.

The lecture, which is part of the spring semester Green Living series at MCLA, "Saving Biodiversity: Protecting species in Berkshire County and beyond," is free and open to the public.

The aim of the series is to inform both students and community members about local and larger-scale efforts to protect species from extinction. This presentation is the second in a 12-week series that will consider issues of local and global biodiversity conservation.

Mooney's research seeks to answer the question, "Why do we have a green world?" She is interested in the interactions between plants and their consumers, which includes human harvesters. In the summer, she is stationed at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Crested Butte, Colo., where she serves as their coordinator of undergraduate research. Mooney holds a Ph.D. from West Virginia University.

This spring series will continue on Thursdays through May 3. For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving or contact Elena Traister at (413) 662-5303.

Every semester, MCLA's Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional, and national experts organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability.

The Green Living Seminar Series is sponsored by EOS Ventures, Inc. and Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and is a presentation of the MCLA Environmental Studies Department.