Elser to Deliver Talk on Future of Flathead Lake Bio Station

The bio station is welcoming the public to attend a free event on Wednesday, Aug. 3

By Dillon Tabish
James Elser, right, an internationally renowned freshwater ecologist, will become the next director of the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biology Station. Photo credit: James Elser

Jim Elser, the new director at the Flathead Lake Biological Station, will deliver a presentation on the century-old field station in Yellow Bay at an upcoming open house.

The bio station is welcoming the public to attend a free event on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 1-5 p.m. The gathering will including live raptor presentations at 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. There will be boat tours and research demonstrations  at 1:10 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 2:55 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:05 p.m. Nature walks and guided tours will be held at 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Elser will speak at 3:15 p.m. Elser previously served as regent’s professor at Arizona State University and is a distinguished scientist and scholar. Among his many notable qualifications, Elser was president of the world’s largest water-science society, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and has been published in more than 220 scientific journals.

The bio station is loated on the east shore of Flathead Lake at Yellow Bay on Highway 35, about 14 miles south of Bigfork. For more information, visit http://flbs.umt.edu.

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