David J. Schmidly to Speak, Sign Books at Museum of Texas Tech

The former Texas Tech president will discuss his new book “The Mammals of Texas” recently written with NSRL director Robert D. Bradley.


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:

  • Land use and agricultural practices
  • Public education
  • Heritage and culture
  • Policy formation
  • Scientific resources
  • A plan for the future of natural history museums

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 daniel.tyler@ttu.edu or (806) 742-2490.