Gottlieb and Kesler to Tour, Discuss Research Opportunities at Firestone Reserve in Costa Rica

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Publication Date: 5/14/2007

Dr. Eric Gottlieb, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, and Dr. David Kesler, professor of biology, will be in Costa Rica this week as part of the Mellon Faculty Career Enhancement Project. The project is sponsored by the Keck Science Center of the Claremont Colleges.

Participants, including faculty from Denison, Furman, Harvey Mudd, Middlebury, Scripps, Vassar, and the Claremont system, will have an opportunity to tour the Firestone Center for Restoration Ecology. Since 1993, the 150-acre property has been the subject of restoration and sustainable forestry efforts.

Participants also will discuss guided academic research projects involving their students and opportunities to conduct their own research at the reserve.

In addition to degrees in mathematics, Gottlieb holds a B.S. degree in environmental science/geology. He spent the 2004-2005 academic year in Chile as a Fulbright Scholar.  Kesler teaches the Biology Through Bees course at Rhodes and has research interests in ecology, limnology and coral reef ecology.

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