Zahner Conservation Lectures
All lectures are held at 7:00pm at the Highlands Nature Center. These lectures are free and open to the public.
Highlands, the Southern End of the Southern Appalachians: Maintaining its Hundred Million Year-old Biodiversity Legacy
Alan Weakley, UNC Herbarium Director and Adjunct Faculty
The Demise of a Single Floral Genus as an Indicator of Environmental Devastation
Rekha Morris, South Carolina Master Gardener; Ph.D.
Environmental Health, Genes, and Contaminants: New Lessons from Wildlife
Louis Guillette, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina
Restoring the Endangered Red Wolf to the Wilds of the Southern Appalachians
Ron Sutherland, Conservation Scientist, Wildlands Network
Dividing Spring: History and Mythology of the Little Tennessee and Chattooga Headwaters
Brent Martin, Southern Appalachian Regional Director, Wilderness Society
Why We Should All be Concerned About Climate Change (Sponsored by Highlands–Cashiers Land Trust)
Lenny Bernstein, President, L.S. Bernstein & Associates (retired)
The Southern Appalachians: Apothecary of North America
Patricia Kyritsi Howell, Author, Medicinal Plants of the Southern Appalachians. In memory of Joseph Gatins.
Ecology and Evolution in Las Islas Encantadas – A Darwin–Inspired Exploration of the Galapagos Islands
Jim Costa, Executive Director, Highlands Biological Station