Conservation Biologist Speaks At Darien High School's Science Symposium

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Dr. J. Alan Clark will speak at Darien High School.
Dr. J. Alan Clark will speak at Darien High School. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. - Dr. J. Alan Clark, professor of conservation biology at Fordham University, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Science Symposium, the Darien High School Authentic Science Research program announced.

The symposium will be held Wednesday, May 28, at Darien High School. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the symposium. Here is the schedule:

• 6 p.m.: Refreshments and Student Poster Presentations in the Darien High School Library.

• 7 p.m.: Keynote address by Dr. J. Alan Clark in Room A206 

• 7:45 p.m.: Senior Student Research Presentations in Rooms A205, A206, A207 

Clark’s background extends beyond the field of biology. He also holds degrees in law, natural resource policy, music education and religious studies. He founded a law conservation law practice and has worked with such institutions as the Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Society for Conservation Biology, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the EPA.

His recent research interests involve behavioral ecology and have included topics such as: conservation of Little Blue Penguins, night migration of birds and bats through New York City, the effect of urban landscapes on bird and bat migration, and population structure in wild cats.

In his talk in Darien, Clark will discuss some of the highlights of his research and career in conservation biology.

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