Free

A Conversation with Dr. Marty Main

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

UF IFAS Extension Brevard County

3695 Lake Drive

Cocoa, FL 32926

View Map

Event description

Description

Please join the Space Coast Regional Chapter as we hear a presentation from and get to ask questions of Dr. Marty Main, the creator of the Florida Master Naturalist Program.

Dr. Main has a diverse educational background, including a

  • PhD in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University,
  • MS in Biological Oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology,
  • BS in Biological Sciences from Central Michigan University.

Dr. Main is the Associate Dean and Program Leader for Extension Natural Resources and the Associate Director of Florida Sea Grant at the University of Florida IFAS. As such he is responsible for providing leadership for natural resources extension programs on land and sea.

Dr. Main is also a Professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology. He developed and continues to lead the award-winning Florida Master Naturalist Program, a conservation education program for adults that includes multiple courses taught by a statewide network of certified instructors. In 2014, the FMNP was recognized by the Ecological Society of America with the Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education.

His research program has been broadly focused on behavioral ecology, human-wildlife conflict, and wildlife habitat conservation and management. Most of his work has been with large mammals, including studies of deer, mountain sheep and other wild ruminants, predators including jaguars and puma in Central and South America, and the endangered Florida panther and coyotes in Florida. His research has also included studies of wetlands birds, the importance of remaining tropical hardwood hammocks to migratory birds in the Florida Keys, and the importance of season and frequency of prescribed fire as a tool for managing wildlife habitat.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

UF IFAS Extension Brevard County

3695 Lake Drive

Cocoa, FL 32926

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved