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Bend Alumni and Parents Event

Date: 6:00pm PDT May 24, 2011 Location: Old St. Francis School

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    Professor Paulette Bierzychudek
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    Viola adunca - the food plant of the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly
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    Oregon silverspot butterfly

Old St. Francis School

Meet local alumni and parents, and enjoy the evening with one of L&C’s outstanding professors - William Swindells, Sr. Professor of Natural Sciences Paulette Bierzychudek.

Tuesday, May 24, 6 p.m.

Dinner and presentation
Old St. Francis School, Father Luke’s Room
700 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701
Click here for a map.

Professor Paulette Bierzychudek on Plants, Butterflies, and Conservation

Event Registration

The cost of the event is $10, which includes dinner and drinks.  Call our office main line at 503.768.7950 if you encounter any problems with the online registration or have any questions.

More on the Speaker

Professor Bierzychudek has been teaching at Lewis & Clark since 1993. She is a population biologist, and works in the areas of ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. She teaches and advises students in both Biology and Environmental Studies, emphasizing the process of scientific investigation, and connections to environmental issues.

Paulette studies the ecology and evolution of wild plant species growing in their natural environments, specifically, how environmental factors affect their performance and the evolution of particular trails, especially reproductive strategies.

She received her undergraduate degrees in botany and in zoology from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University. In 1995, Paulette joined the faculty of Lewis & Clark College in 1995, after 15 years at Pomona College.