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UW Faculty Senate Lecture Proposes the Aral Desert Could Turn Back into a Sea
November 26, 2012 — University of Wyoming entomologist Alex Latchininsky will lecture on the Aral Sea catastrophe and whether modern technology can reverse the effects at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Room 133 of the UW Classroom Building.
His lecture, titled “The Aral Sea Catastrophe: Is One of the World’s Greatest Environmental Disasters Reversible?” is part of the 2012 Faculty Senate Speaker Series. His talk will examine the desiccation of the Aral Sea in a 13 million acre desert.
Latchininsky received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in entomology at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, before he came to pursue his Ph.D. in entomology at UW. Since 2003, he has been a faculty member and UW Extension entomologist. He has published 33 peer-reviewed articles and 14 monographs and book chapters in five languages.
He has served as president of the U.S. National Grasshopper Management Board, and received the International Integrated Pest Management Award of Excellence in 2012 for developing and delivering rangeland grasshopper management strategies in the West.
The Faculty Senate Office sponsors this event. For more information, visit www.uwyo.edu/facultysenate/index.html.