KLEIN Arctic Visiting Speaker Tours
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Dr. Klein traveled to Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida to work with members of the Department of Biological Sciences. He presented a talk entitled "Red and Arctic Fox Predation on Colonial Nesting Seabirds in a Changing Climate on Alaska's Bering Sea Islands" to faculty and graduate students. Dr. Klein also presented a BIOSCOPES webinar on "Climate Change Effects on the Ecology of Wildlife in the Alaskan Arctic and Sub-Arctic". This webinar serves as part of a secondary teacher professional development program that is run out of FSU for all Florida science teachers at the secondary level.
In the latter part of Dr. Klein's tour, he met with FSU biologists and visited local national forests and wildlife refuges with faculty members of the Department of Biological Sciences.
For a more detailed description of his tour, please download Dr. Klein's itinerary located below.
In May 2010 Dr. David Klein, Professor Emeritus with the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, visited Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center on 7 and 8 May to present several programs on changes taking place on the top of the Earth.
On Friday Dr. Klein met with middle and high school students to discuss arctic ecology as it relates to climate change. That evening he presented 'An Evening in the Arctic' to the community in Sci-Port's SWECPO Demonstration Theater. He discussed changing arctic ecology and compared and contrasted many of the characteristics of Louisiana's ecology to arctic ecology. In addition, Dr. Klein spent some time discussing the recent Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico and some lessons learned from the Exxon Valdez incident in Alaska.
The next morning he offered an Educator Training. Dr. Klein presented hands-on activities, expert training and background information on arctic ecology and the indigenous people of that region. Educators left ready to implement many new activities in their classrooms. In the afternoon visitors of all ages joined Dr. Klein to look, listen and learn about the plants, animals and indigenous peoples of the arctic and subarctic region. Hands-on activities centered on understanding the Arctic were available for all to explore.
Dr. David Klein retired as Senior Scientist and Professor Emeritus at the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). He had been with the Coop Unit and a faculty member in the Biology and Wildlife program at UAF since 1962. He is now Professor Emeritus with the Institute of Arctic Biology, UAF. His research interests are in arctic ecology, plant-animal interactions, adaptations of arctic terrestrial mammals, arctic grazing systems (reindeer and caribou habitat relations, indigenous people relationships), northern development and associated environmental impacts and their mitigation, and winter ecology in the Arctic and Subarctic. He has made significant contributions to understanding the ecology, management, and conservation of large mammals and arctic and subarctic ecosystems, working primarily in Alaska, but also Canada, Siberia, Greenland, Svalbard, and Scandinavia.
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center featuring 290 hands-on exhibits, a Space Dome Planetarium, IMAX Dome Theatre, demonstration theater, daily changing programs, gift shop and cafe.
In February and early March of 2008, Professor Emeritus Dave Klein traveled to, both Oslo, Norway, and Lisbon, Portugal to present about and discuss with participants the hot button topic of climate change. Dr. Klein gained insight into how Europeans are responding to the climate change issue to contrast with his Alaskan and North American perspective. He delivered talks to university students, faculty, and staff members, as well as presenting at primary and secondary schools and community events.
While in Norway and Portugal, Dr. Klein discussed the following topics:
- The developing human ethos in a changing global environment - a North American perspective
- Climate change in the North - natural and human system responses
- Wildlife conservation and management in a changing climate
During his trip to Norway from 1-29 February, Dave delivered guest lectures to international students attending a master's course on "Cultural Approaches to the Environment". Then during his visit to Portugal from 1-7 March 2008, Dr. Klein presented to faculty, and students (post doctoral, graduate and undergraduate), and general public, high school and possibly elementary school students.
Dr. Klein retired as Senior Scientist and Professor Emeritus at the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). He had been with the Coop Unit and a faculty member in the Biology and Wildlife program at UAF since 1962. He is now Professor Emeritus with the Institute of Arctic Biology, UAF. His research interests are in arctic ecology, plant-animal interactions, adaptations of arctic terrestrial mammals, arctic grazing systems (reindeer and caribou habitat relations, indigenous people relationships), northern development and associated environmental impacts and their mitigation, and winter ecology in the Arctic and sub-arctic. Professor Klein is a leading authority on the topics of climate change and its relation to wildlife and on the topic of environmental philosophy.
Presentations focused on ecology of Arctic ungulates and the effects of petroleum development. Presented at a campus-wide seminar, a wildlife class, and at the student union luncheon.