Polar bear biologist to visit IU Southeast

22nd April 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (April 22, 2011) – A scientist who helped polar bears become part of the endangered species list will tell the story of “Polar Bears Today” at Indiana University Southeast.

Polar bear biologist Steven Amstrup will share his expertise on the arctic animal at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the Hoosier Room at IU Southeast.

Amstrup is a senior scientist at Polar Bears International.  A world-renowned biologist, he led the international team of researchers who prepared reports that became the basis for listing polar bears as a threatened species. 

Prior to joining Polar Bears International, Amstrup was a Research Wildlife Biologist with the United States Geological Survey at the Alaska Science Center in Anchorage, Alaska. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and an associate professor at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

This event, presented by the IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences, is free and open to the public.

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