Eric Munscher to Discuss Turtle Survival Oct. 19 at Western

Eric C. Munscher, research ecologist at SWCA Environmental Consultants, will discuss threatened and endangered turtle populations as part of the WWU Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

In his Speaker Series talk titled “Turtle Survival: The Plight of the World’s Turtle Species,” Munscher will discuss his extensive experience in wetland delineation and threatened and endangered species surveys throughout the southeast and northeast regions of the country.

Munscher is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He obtained his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University and master's degree from the University of North Florida in 2007.  Eric is also the principal pnvestigator of the Turtle Survival Alliance’s - North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group (NAFTRG).  He has been studying turtle populations in the Southeast for over 18 years.

The presentation will include a question-and-answer period. Anyone interested in the topic is encouraged to attend and participate.

The Huxley College Speaker Series, sponsored by Western’s Huxley College of the Environment, is intended to bring together environmentally-minded members of the WWU and Bellingham communities. Speakers address topics of contemporary environmental concern in the region and the world.

WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment is one of the oldest environmental colleges in the nation and a recognized leader in producing the next generation of environmental professionals and stewards. Huxley’s distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum reflects a broad view of the physical, biological, social, and cultural world, and has earned international recognition for quality.

For more information, please contact WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-2949 or visit the website:

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:56am

Event Date

Turtle Survival: The Plight of the World’s Turtle Species