October 26, 2016
David J. Schmidly
Former Texas Tech University president and internationally renowned mammologist and educator David J. Schmidly will give a public lecture entitled "Biological Diversity and Conservation in Texas: A Role for Universities and Museums" from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Museum of Texas Tech University.
He also will be available for a book signing for the new book "The Mammals of Texas" he recently co-wrote with Robert D. Bradley, director and curator of mammals at the Texas Tech Natural Science Research Laboratory.
Schmidly is best known for his works on natural history and systematics of mammals from the southwestern United States and Mexico.
His lecture will focus on mammals in Texas, natural history and conservation and the role natural history collections and museums play in addressing a variety of topics including:
Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase at the event.
For any questions about the event, contact Daniel Tyler at the Museum of Texas Tech at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 742-2490.