Noted ecologist to lecture

The biology department at Wake Forest University will sponsor a lecture by internationally known ecologist Robert E. Ricklefs on April 6.

The free and public lecture, “Global Patterns of Biodiversity,” will begin at 8 p.m. in Winston Hall, Room A.

Ricklefs is Curators’ Professor of Biology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is the author of several books, including “Species Diversity in Ecological Communities: Historical and Geographical Perspectives” and “The Economy of Nature.”

He received a bachelor’s in biology from Stanford University and a doctorate in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Rickfels is a known leader in the areas of community ecology, growth and development of birds and life-history evolution.

Ricklefs’ lecture is part of “Science and Technology: The Next Millennium,” a series of speakers, events and activities during the 1999-2000 academic year. For information, call 758-5788 or visit

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