Please be our guest at the John R. Mather Visiting Scholars Lecture featuring

Dr. Ingrid C. "Indy" Burke
Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Temperate Drylands and Human Impacts


Thursday, November 8, 2018
6 p.m. Lecture ~ Reception to follow

Mitchell Hall
134 The Green, Newark, Delaware, 19716
Parking is available in the University Visitors Center lot, at 210 South College Ave.

Reception to follow at
Harker ISE Lab Atrium
221 Academy Street, Newark, Delaware 19716
Parking is available, after 5 p.m., in the Pearson Hall parking lot at 125 Academy Street

The event is free of charge, but reservations are required.
Please register online by October 31 ,
by clicking the button below. 

For more information, please contact  Sandy Raymond at
or (302) 831-2294 or visit the event webpage.
Dr. Indy Burke is currently the Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In this lecture, Dr. Burke will discuss the grasslands and shrublands of the world, which are replete with biological diversity and have large stores of carbon. How are humans using and changing these systems? Why might it matter for the ecosystems, for the people living there, and for the planet? 
The John R. Mather Visiting Scholars Lecture honors the memory of
Dr. John "Russ" Mather, Professor of Geography from 1963-2003 and Geography Department Chair from 1966-1989. Dr. Sandra F. Mather established this lectureship to honor her late husband by enabling the department to host well-known scholars for the active exchange of ideas related to Mather's broad interests in climatology and geography among faculty, students, friends and alumni.