MRI to sponsor talk on river wildlife, fisheries

MRI to sponsor talk on river wildlife, fisheries Charles R. Berry, Jr., a nationally known fisheries scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, will speak on "Wildlife and Fisheries Resources of the Missouri River" on Tuesday, March 21 in Farber Hall, Old Main, at 7:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Berry has been the leader of the South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at South Dakota State University since 1985, where he also holds a joint faculty appointment in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. His research interests include large river ecology and rare fish, and he and his staff have been major participants in the multi-state, multi-year Missouri River Benthic Fishes Survey.

His unit's research also extends to investigations of habitat conditions for native fishes and birds including the Topeka shiner and the piping plover, which are both federally endangered species.

An open reception with refreshments will follow in the University Room.

This is the final lecture of this season in the Special Lecture Series sponsored by the Missouri River Institute.

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