Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Special Guest at CNHP

Dr. Vinod Mathur, Dean of the Wildlife Institute of India, visited CNHP last week. 

Dr. Mathur and CNHP Director Dave Anderson.

Dr. Mathur stopped at CSU to visit partners in the Warner College of Natural Resources on his way back to India from a conference in Pueblo, Mexico.  While he was here, many of us got a chance to meet Dr. Mathur.  It was interesting to learn that, despite the geographic distance between us, there are so many similarities between the conservation challenges and priorities in India and Colorado.  Noxious weeds, population growth, and limited natural resources are key concerns for both of our institutions, and the solutions often cross borders and continents!  

Dr. Mathur’s son, Vinamra, will be doing an internship with us this summer for about 2 months.  For his first month he will be a crew member on our GLORIA (Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments) project which will establish plots in alpine areas of Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone National Parks.  Vinamra will then help with other projects including wetland assessments, Jefferson County biological inventory, and our work at the U.S. Air Force Academy.  We are excited to work with Vinamra this summer!

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