October 2013

October 24th presentation by Dr. Merritt

Bat drawing from Illinois AudubonJoin us Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 pm for the presentation, “Bats – Myth and Reality,” presented by Dr. Joseph Merritt at the Danville Public Library. ┬áThe event is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided.

About Dr. Merritt

Joseph Merritt, MammologistJoseph F. Merritt is senior mammalogist with the Illinois Natural History Survey. He is the former Director of Powdermill Biological Station of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO during academic year 2004 to 2005. Dr. Merritt is a physiological ecologist and functional morphologist specializing in adaptations of mammals to cold. He is the author of The Biology of Small Mammals published by Johns Hopkins University Press and Mammalogy:Adaptation,Diversity,Ecology also published by Johns Hopkins. Dr. Merritt is editor of many technical monographs on specific taxa of mammals. He has served on the Publications Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists since 1990 and is currently the Journal Editor for the Journal of Mammalogy published by the American Society of Mammalogists. Dr. Merritt instructs mammalogy at the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station and courses in mammalian biology and winter ecology at Illinois State University, and at the Adirondack Ecological Center, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.