Natural Resources Seminar: Laurie Marker

Date: Time: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
Hardin Hall Room: Room 107 (Auditorium)
Additional Info: HARH
Contact: Larkin Powell, 402-472-6825,
Laurie Marker, a research scientist and conservation biologist who is a leading expert on cheetahs, will lead a School of Natural Resources presentation at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Hardin Hall Auditorium.

Marker is founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. She has pioneered research, established conservation models and created cooperative alliances on behalf of the cheetah.

Under Marker’s leadership, the Cheetah Conservation Fund has grown into a world-class cheetah research, education and conservation institution near Otjiwarongo, Namibia. The private reserve covers 100,000 acres and integrates wildlife and livestock.

Marker earned a doctorate in education with a focus on zoology from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She has published more than 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has been named a Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine and has been featured in Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discover and The New York Times, as well as on numerous television shows.

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