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Lecturer Looks at Sustainable Forestry


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The issue of sustainable forest management will be the focus of the annual C. Eugene Farnsworth Memorial Lecture and Fellowship ceremony April 16 at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

The lecture will be presented by Dr. Winifred Kessler, chair of the forestry program at the University of Northern British Columbia. Her topic will be, "What in the World is Sustainable Forest Management?"

Kessler has held teaching and research positions with several universities and organizations, and with the U.S. Forest Service in Washington D.C. and Alaska. Her work has taken her to Russia, Peru, India, and Germany.

Dr. Kessler was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Texas A&M University.

The fellowship and lecture program honors the late C. Eugene Farnsworth Jr., who was a professor of silviculture at ESF. Farnsworth spent more than 50 years in forestry and education. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 5, Illick Hall. There will be a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. in Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall.

Three fellowships will be awarded this year. The recipients are: Hector Adegbidi, a native of Benin, who is working on his Ph.D. in forest soils; Pradeep Tharakan, a resident of Bangalore, India, who is working on his master's degree in the area of short-rotation plantation management; and David McMillan, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, who is working on his Ph.D. in the field of nutrient cycling dynamics in forest soils.