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Climate Change Expert Professor Diane Husic to Discuss Ecological Monitoring

Talk aimed at increasing involvement of residence in reducing impact of climate change

Diane HusicBethlehem, Pa., March 24, 2011--Moravian College Biology Professor Diane W. Husic, Ph.D. will discuss issues around climate change on Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m. during a Science Cafe event at the Barnes and Noble at the Southmont Center, 4445 Southmont Way, Easton, Pa. Husic will share some perspectives of her experiences at the international and state levels and discuss a new citizen science project aimed at having residents of Eastern Pennsylvania engaged in ecological monitoring known as phenology. This project will greatly assist scientists to better understand how our natural resources are responding to environmental changes and what conservation measures should be put into place.

As a member of two delegations to the United Nations conferences on climate change, Husic has first-hand experience in seeing the role that civil society plays on the international stage. “Closer to home, citizens can have a significant impact in shaping Pennsylvania’s efforts to develop climate change action plans,” she noted. “I will explain how people can get more involved and make a difference.”

Husic’s talk is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Chemical Society and being held in conjunction with the International Year of Chemistry. The public is welcome and the event is free of charge.

Husic is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Moravian College. She is an Audubon TogetherGreen Fellow and the Immediate Past-president, Council on Undergraduate Research. For more visit her profile on the Moravian College Website at: http://www.moravian.edu/default.aspx?pageid=2602.

Science cafes are live events that involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone, and take place in a causal setting like pubs and coffeehouses. For more information, visit http://www.sciencecafes.org.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.