Eric Post Receives Astor Visiting Lectureship

Posted: 02.05.2018

The University of Oxford has bestowed upon Professor Eric Post an Astor Visiting Lectureship during which he will address climate change and the Arctic. He will be at Oxford for a week, delivering a series of talks intended for general audiences.

Post specializes in the ecological consequences of climate change and the impact of climate change on wildlife conservation. He founded and served as director of the Polar Center at Pennsylvania State University, where he was a professor of biology before joining the UC Davis faculty in 2016, as a member of the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology.

“The lectureships are awarded on a highly competitive basis, and decisions are made according to the candidates’ academic distinction and the potential contribution of the recipient to the academic life of the University of Oxford,” said Professor Marc Macias-Fauria, Post’s faculty sponsor at Oxford. “Professor Post’s nomination highlights both his academic excellence and the recognition by the host university of the strategic position of Arctic research in a rapidly changing environment.”

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