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).
- Enjoying Wild Nature in Lanark County: Thirty Green Gems
- Wetlands of Lanark County and the Mississippi River Watershed in Ontario
- A general framework for wetland science and restoration
- Five causal factors in wetland ecology
- Functional classification of wetland plants
- An introduction to wetland ecology
- Mississippi Lake: past, present & future
- An ecological profile of Lanark County
- Restoring biodiversity in semi-natural landscapes
- The role of carcasses in forest ecology
- Science in the service of wetland conservation
- Biodiversity conservation illustrated by Spain
- Progress in wetland ecology
- Setting targets for ecosystem restoration
- Maintaining plant diversity in landscapes
- Why the Gulf Coast needs more big alligators