Our guest speaker, Dr. Lisa Gould, developed a fascination for Lemurs after her first trip to Madagascar. Now a primate ecologist and professor in the Department of Anthropology at UVic, she visits Madagascar regularly to conduct research and assist with conservation efforts.
As most populations of ring-tails lemurs are now surviving in small forest fragments surrounded by human-made savannah, crops and villages, Dr. Gould has consulted with members of six local community conservation organizations that are reforesting, conserving, and developing some of these fragments.
Dr. Gould has published 34 scientific papers and book chapters on her lemur research, and is co-editor of the Springer Science volume Lemurs: Ecology and Adaptation, and she was a scientific advisor for the IMAX ‘Island of Lemurs’ film.
Dr. Gould will present at three screenings of
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar.
Sunday, May 25
10:00 - 11:30am
Monday, May 26
6:00 - 7:30pm
7:30pm - 9:00pm