Lemurs are the most endangered mammal on the planet. Learn what we are doing to change that. Delve deeper into the Duke Lemur Center and join us for our inaugural season of the “Evening with the Experts” seminar series. Each session will highlight one of the many components of the DLC’s important work. All proceeds will benefit the work being done here at the DLC.
September 17 – Luke J. Dollar, Ph.D
Circle of Life: How a lemur scientist came to study their mysterious predator
The name “fossa” strikes fear into the hearts of lemurs across Madagascar. As an undergraduate at Duke, Luke Dollar traveled to Madagascar to study lemurs. When his study lemur was eaten by a mysterious predator, Dollar realized that very little was known about the fossa. Two decades later, and Dr. Dollar has established conservation programs in Madagascar to fight habitat loss through local partnerships, leads regular EarthWatch research expeditions, and is the leading authority on the top predator of Madagascar. Please join us National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Conservation Scientist, Dr. Luke Dollar, to discuss lemurs, their predators and a way forward for conservation in Madagascar.
Dr. Dollar’s seminar will also be streamed live online through a Google Hangout. Please call 919-401-7252 to make your donation and receive the link to the live-stream website.
Date: September 17
Location: Duke Lemur Center- Lemur Landing classroom
Fee: $25 general admission, $20 Duke Employees and all University students w/ ID
Reservation required: 919-401-7240 or 919-401-7252 for weblink
*Silent Auction will be held during the event to help raise funds for the Duke Lemur Center.
JULY: DLC in Madagascar with Conservation Coordinator, Charlie Welch
AUGUST: All things Aye-Aye with Lead Primate Technician, Julie McKinney
OCTOBER: “Are you smarter than a lemur?” with Animal Behavior Manager, Meg Dye
NOVEMBER: Zoobiquity: Similarities and Difference between human and lemur health with Dr. Cathy Williams.
DECEMBER: High Moon Over the Amazon: A memoir of primatologist Dr. Patricia C. Wright
FEBRUARY: Lemur Care: Durham to Madagascar with Technician Supervisor, Britt Keith
APRIL: Making Conservation a Reality in Madagascar with SAVA Conservation director Dr. Erik Patel
MAY:Why Lemurs Literally Make a Stink About Everything with Lydia Greene, research associate at Duke University