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Summer at Higgins Lake


Scientists are parts of  human communities at the family, neighborhood, town, state, federal, and global levels.  Each and every one of us has a responsibility to use their skills to advance the public good.  This is especially true at "Land-Grant" and "Flagship" state universities where faculty have a historic and ethical obligation to give back to the state that pays their salaries.

I meet this obligation mostly through pro bono service on technical committees, writing a column for the state’s flagship newspaper,  giving frequent public lectures, and serving as a consultant for specific tasks if warranted by special circumstances.  

Link to:      Speaker  —  Journalist  —  Stone Wall Initiative —  Museum Work  —  Consultant

Photo:  South Higgins Lake in northern Michigan on a hot weekend in July, 2009.  Contributing to the environmental management of U.S. lakes was an important purpose in writing "Beyond Walden," which was featured at two national lake management conferences.