Award-Winning Photographer to Present Ross Sea Photo Display and Lecture at Colorado State April 21

Award-winning photographer John Weller will celebrate one of the last large, healthy marine ecosystems with a full-photographic display and presentation titled, "The Ross Sea, Antarctica: Science, Policy, and the Public in a Pristine Marine Ecosystem," at 6 p.m. April 21 in Johnson Hall Room 222 on the Colorado State University campus.

Weller will address the importance of saving the Ross Sea as the last laboratory for studying how marine systems once functioned. Using the products of five years of work in the Ross Sea, Weller will shed light on how damaging the sea will destroy the last chance to understand a healthy marine ecosystem, as well as hamper development of the very foundations of ecosystem-based management.

Weller hopes to bridge the gap between science and the public in this special event in celebration of Earth Day and the conclusion of the International Polar Year.

The presentation is hosted by the Student Environmental Leadership Network, the Department of Biology and the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University.  

Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. with the photographic display available for viewing. The lecture will follow at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Tracy Smith at or (970) 491-7826.