CU student to present at annual meeting of wildlife and range management societies

Cameron University student Keith Carter of Elgin, a senior majoring in biology, will be one of the featured student presenters at the joint annual meeting of the Oklahoma units of The Wildlife Society and The Society for Range Management. Carter‘s presentation, "Adoption of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Herbarium into the Cameron University Herbarium," takes place on Wednesday, October 29, at 9 a.m. in the Visitor's Center of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

 In his presentation, Carter will focus on the incorporation of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge herbarium into CU's herbarium under the direction of Dr. Michael Dunn, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences. The project was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation, which provided increased storage capacity and an upgrade of specimen storage cabinets at CU's herbarium, fumigating the incoming collection and hiring students to assist with the project.

 "Keith has played a vital role in the integration of the Refuge's herbarium into Cameron's herbarium," says Dunn. "His passion for botany and knowledge of the subject are evident every time he steps into the herbarium. He will make an outstanding representative of Cameron during his presentation at this prestigious meeting."


October 22, 2008