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Speaker Series: Biodiversity of Polk County, North Carolina
February 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Results from a seven year study on the biodiversity of Polk County, North Carolina
Date: February 23rd, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve
Presenter: David Campbell, botanist and ecologist
Inventory Biologist David Campbell will be presenting a talk on a multi-year study of the flora and fauna of Polk County, with a particular emphasis on those species that are rare, threatened, or endangered.
In July 2018, David and CC published “An Inventory of the Significant Natural Areas of Polk County, NC,” the culmination of a 6-year study of the flora, fauna, and natural communities found within Polk County, documenting the rare and unique biodiversity that makes Polk County so special.
David has been working as a botanist and ecologist for Habitat Assessment & Restoration Professionals (HARP) since 2003 and has over 25 years of experience studying the biota of North America, the United Kingdom, and areas of the Neotropics. He holds degrees from Trent University (Canada) and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. David has particular expertise in conducting surveys for rare and threatened species throughout the southeastern United States. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, scientific texts, and the news media. He also writes monthly articles for the for the Tryon Daily Bulletin entitled, “Polk County’s Most Wanted,” highlighting rare and unique flora, fauna, and habitats that may occur in Polk County.