Lectures online and on-demand

Please feel free to use these lectures in classes.

One of my first real jobs was as a Park Naturalist in Algonquin Provinicial Park, which included giving evening talks to an outdoor audience beset by mosquitoes and the occasional burst of rain. Keeping the attention of such an audience was excellent training for thirty years of lecturing as a university professor. I still manage to give a few public lectures each year. Here is a list of talks you can view online.

The most recent talks are at the top of the list, but some of the ‘older’ talks still deal with important current issues. For example, the Gulf Coast still needs more big alligators (2006 talk), and we still need to maintain plant diversity in landscapes (2007 talk).

  1. Five causal factors in wetland ecology
  2. Functional classification of wetland plants
  3. An introduction to wetland ecology
  4. An ecological profile of Lanark County
  5. Restoring biodiversity in semi-natural landscapes
  6. The role of carcasses in forest ecology
  7. Science in the service of wetland conservation
  8. Biodiversity conservation illustrated by Spain
  9. Progress in wetland ecology
  10. Setting targets for ecosystem restoration
  11. Maintaining plant diversity in landscapes
  12. Why the Gulf Coast needs more big alligators