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2024 Jonas Lecture – Jacqueline Frair, PhD

2024 Jonas Lecture - Jacqueline Frair, PhD

About the event

Dr. Jacqueline Frair is a full professor at the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY where she also serves as Director of the Roosevelt Wild Life Station.  Her expertise lies with charismatic mammals and her research collaborations have spanned the globe, ranging from threats to moose along their southern range limit in the eastern U.S. to the behavioral ecology of human-lion conflict in Africa.  Her research focuses on drivers of change in wild animal populations, with an emphasis on spatial ecology and animal behavior, and with the goal of informing effective conservation action.   Dr. Frair is also a celebrated teacher of courses such as Applied Wildlife Science, Animal Tracks and Sign, and Landscape Ecology, and an engaged mentor of undergraduate and graduate students. Among other distinctions, Dr. Frair has received a Distinguished Teaching Award from ESF undergrads and SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, has been recognized as an Outstanding Professional by the NY Chapter of The Wildlife Society and inducted as a Fellow by the national chapter, and this past May was honored by the Camp Fire Club of America with the Peter Roemer award for her dedication and lifetime of work in the field of conservation.

Sponsors: WSU Zoology Club, School of Biological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences

If you need accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact Jesse Brunner at at least five business days in advance.

The Robert Jonas Lectureship Fund was established with the WSU Foundation in 2006 and named in memory of a beloved WSU professor of biology. It provides annual support for the School of Biological Sciences to host a seminar speaker chosen by undergraduate members of the Zoology Club to address a conservation or environment-related topic.


Jesse Brunner