2003 Gifford Arboretum and Sigma-Xi Lecture

and Art Opening

Thursday, April 10, 2003, 7-9:30 pm

Cox Science Center Lobby and Lecture Hall, University of Miami


An interdisciplinary event between the Arboretum and the Art Department,

"Welcome" by Dr. James Wyche

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami


Dr. Robin L. Chazdon

Professor of Ecology, University of Connecticut, will speak on

"Tropical Forest Recovery:

Legacies of Human Intervention and

Natural Disturbances"


The lecture will be preceeded, at 6:15 PM, by a tour of the Arboretum:

meet across from the corner of Robbia and San Amaro Streets at the Wooden Sign



Following the lecture, there will be a wine and cheese reception featuring  

an art exhibit

"Regrowth, Renewal and Regeneration"

sculptures and paintings by UM students and local artists

curated by Christine Federighi, Professor, University of Miami


 and a book-signing

Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries

coedited by Robin L. Chazdon and T. C. Whitmore

The lecture, tour and reception are free and open to the public.
How to get there? Take Red Road to Miller Drive, then Miller East to the University of Miami; turn left and look for the sign on the right: the third entrance to UM. Free parking will be available. For more information call (305) 284-5364.

The Gifford Arborteum Lecture is part of the CETroB lecture series.