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Photo Journey through Tropical Forests, Sept. 24


Nature is Green in Tooth and ClawStefan Schnitzer, Associate Professor in UWM’s Department of Biological Sciences, will offer the first installment of the 2010-11 “UWM’s Academic Adventurers” lecture series on Friday, September 24, 2010.

In his presentation, “Nature is Green in Tooth and Claw: A Photographic Journey into Tropical Ecology,” Schnitzer will provide original images of plants and animals in Central American forests in the context of the mechanisms that maintain species diversity, abundance, and distribution.


Other presentations in the series are

  • Friday, October 29, 2010, Chukuka Enwemeka, Dean of UWM’s College of Health Sciences: “Illuminating Health Care in Brazil.”
  • Friday, December 3, 2010, Anna Mansson McGinty, Assistant Professor, UWM Center for Women’s Studies/Geography Dept.: “Blue-and-Yellow Islam? Muslim Converts in Sweden.”
  • Friday, February 25, 2011, Peter Lor, Visiting Professor, UWM School of Information Studies: “Jet-lag Comes with the Job: Experiences as IFLA's Secretary General.”
  • Friday, April 8, 2011, Theodore von Briesen, AGS Library: “A Peek at the Puzzles of Persia: Tales of Some Ordinary Iranians in Two Eras.”
  • Friday, April 29, 2011, Rama Prasada Mohapatra, UWM Department of Geography, and Abhay Mohapatra: “The Adivasis of Eastern Ghats, India.”


Academic Adventurers talks begin at 3 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library, third floor, east wing of the Golda Meir Library. A reception with light refreshments, sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library, follows each talk.

For more information or special needs, call 414-229-6282 or email