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Visiting Scholars Talk Science Around The Campfire

After a long cold walk in Gatineau Park last winter, Brazilian biodiversity researcher Eliana Cazetta found herself inside a woodstove-warmed backcountry cabin, discussing an academic paper with Carleton Biology Prof. Lenore Fahrig and a group of her students.

Spanish scientist Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, who studies the impact of land use change on tropical biodiversity at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, went canoe camping with Fahrig and several lab colleagues on Crotch Lake southwest of Ottawa this past spring and had similar conversations around the fire.

The two visiting scholars, who are spending their sabbaticals at Fahrig’s Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Laboratory, are learning about Canadian approaches to research while at Carleton. They’re also sharing an international perspective on the importance of understanding and protecting natural environments.

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