Catfish, Carp, Water Quality & Other Challenges

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Date(s) - 11/10/2016
7:00 pm

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There will be a free public educational program on Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm.
This presentation will cover some of the environmental issues with aquatic ecosystems in Illinois and the Midwest in general, including invasive species, endangered species and other timely topics.
Presenter Brooks M. Burr earned a PhD in zoology from the University of Illinois in 1977. He took a position with Southern Illinois University Carbondale and retired in 2010 after 34 years of teaching and research. He has extensive field experience in the New World and built a large collection of preserved fishes (100,000 lots) that was recently moved to University of Illinois. With colleagues he has described 20 fish species as new to science. He has studied Bullheads and Madtoms extensively and have published over 50 articles on life histories. Dr. Burr is best known as a co-author of the Peterson Field Guide to North American Fishes and as a co-editor of a 3-volume, comprehensive work on North American Freshwater Fishes
The program is free and the public is welcome to attend. Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm at 216 East Monroe in Carbondale, Illinois (Green door off the alley), behind Newell House and Holt Tire. Ample free parking off Monroe Street between Washington and Marion. This program has been rescheduled from June.  Contact Ruth Kelley at (618) 684-2196.
This free public program is sponsored by the Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club.