Indy Burke at Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Salon Series Event Featuring the new Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

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The Stamford Museum & Nature Center and the Stamford Land Conservation Trust are pleased to host Ingrid C. "Indy" Burke, Ph.D., Dean of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, for a special Salon Series lecture on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 6:00 pm in SM&NC's Bendel Mansion.

This past July, Burke was named the 16th Dean of Yales F&ES - and the first female dean in the School's 116-year history.  The subject of her talk in "Collaboration toward Conserving Open Spaces: Strategies for Finding Common Ground".

"As the area's premier resource for environmental and natural science education, the SM&NC welcomes Dr. Burke for what promises to be a fascinating discussion of great local interest", says Executive Director & CEO Melissa H. Mulrooney.  "And given that her talk is focused on collaboration and finding 'common ground', it is most fitting to have as co-sponsors our good friends at the Stamford Land Conservation Trust, which over the past 45 years has protected more than 400 acres of open space on over 50 properties throughout our community".

Dr. Burke is an ecosystem ecologist whose research has focused on carbon and nitrogen cycling in dryland ecosystems.  She received her B.S. in Biology from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Wyoming, and has taught at Colorado State University and the University of Wyoming.

A respected educator and intellectual leader in the U.S. and internationally, Burke is particularly interested in fostering interdisciplinary scholarship.  She came to F&ES in 2016 from the University of Wyoming, where she was the Dean of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, one of the leading institutions in the western U.S. for research, teaching, and outreach on natural resource issues.

The Salon Series evening will take place in the SM&NC's Bendel Mansion, starting at 6:00 pm with wine and light appetizers.  Dr. Burke's lecture begins at 6:30 pm.  The event is offered free of charge, though donations are most welcome to help support this and other SM&NC Salon Series events.  To RSVP and for directions, please visit  For more information, please contatct Allison Biele, Business Development & Corporate Relations Leader, at or 203-977-6546.

Event Information
Wednesday, Feb 15 2017 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm [ iCal ]
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903

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