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WTMA Distinguished Lectureship in Science Honoring Dr. Roy E. Moon

This Year’s Program

Angelo State University is pleased to welcome guest speaker Dr. John P. Smol, who is considered one of the world’s leading experts on climate change.

Smol studies paleolimnology, which uses the physical, chemical and biological information stored in lake sediments to track environmental and ecological change. Sediment cores provide a record of change over years, centuries and beyond, offering unique insights into the history of climatic and ecological change.

About the Lectureship

The West Texas Medical Associates (WTMA) Lectureship brings a scientist of national prominence to the ASU campus each year for public lectures, colloquia and informal discussions. The academic or professional specialty of the scientist is to be in one of the basic sciences emphasized in the ASU curriculum or in an appropriate medical field.

Special Thanks to WTMA

In 1976, five physicians from WTMA established at ASU the WTMA Distinguished Lectureship in Science Honoring Dr. Roy E. Moon. The lectureship is underwritten by an annual grant to ASU from the members of WTMA.

Angelo State University and the Concho Valley community appreciate the generosity of the West Texas Medical Associates physicians and their continued support of the sciences.

2017 Featured Speaker

John P. Smol, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies

Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change

Founder, Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL)

Queens University, Ontario, Canada