MONTICELLO, AR — Dr. Gazmend Zeneli, scholar-in-residence at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service and professor of environmental policy at the University of Marin Barleti in Tirana, Albania, will give a free public lecture September 8 hosted by the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
Zeneli will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Chamberlin Forest Resources Complex on the UAM campus with a reception to follow. Both the presentation and reception are open to the public.
Zeneli will discuss current forestry practices in Albania, the history of those practices, and current efforts to build public awareness of the broader values of forest ecosystems beyond their role as a source of commercial products.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to hear from one of the world’s leading experts on forest management and biodiversity,” said Dr. Phil Tappe, dean of the School of Forestry and Natural Resources. “Dr. Zeneli has been published in some of the top peer review journals in the field of forestry and environment.”
Zeneli holds a Ph.D., in ecology from Fredrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. Prior to receiving his doctorate, he conducted research at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, also in Jena. He earned a master of science degree in natural products chemistry from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (Greece) and the degree of diploma engineer in forestry from the Faculty of Forestry Sciences in Tirana (Albania).
For more information, contact the UAM School of Forestry and Natural Resources at (870) 460-1052.
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