Vicky Meretsky

Indiana University Professor Vicky J. Meretsky will examine conservation and climate change during an address on the Hanover College campus. She will present “Species, Ecosystems and Climate Change” at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Science Center, room 137.

The presentation is open to the public, free of charge.

Meretsky, the director of environmental master’s programs at Indiana’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, studies conservation science and policy at both single-species and landscape scales. Her current research areas include conservation planning on public lands and the impact of state and federal planting policies on managed relocation under climate change.

A five-time winner of Indiana’s Trustees Teaching Award, Meretsky teaches conservation biology, climate change impacts on natural resources, graduate statistics and graduate capstone courses. She is also a three-time recipient of the Teaching Excellence Recognition Award and a three-time winner of O'Neill's Outstanding Teaching Award.

A member of the O’Neill School faculty since 1997, Meretsky holds additional affiliate appointments in Indiana’s Department of Biology, Maurer School of Law, Integrated Program in the Environment, Russian and Eastern European Institute and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resources Center. She is also a research associate with the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change.

“Species, Ecosystems and Climate Change” is sponsored by Hanover College’s Environmental Stewardship Committee.