Beth Kaplin, Environmental Studies Department, Was Keynote Speaker at International Conference

Beth Kaplin, professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and director of AUNE’s Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation, was a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, February 22-25, in Erlangen, Germany.

The focus of the international conference was Islands in Land- and Seascape: the Challenges of Fragmentation. The title of Kaplin’s talk was “The Importance of Buffer Zones in Mediating Edge Effects on Ecological Processes in Forest Islands Surrounded by a Sea of Agriculture.”