Information Desk

The Spring Falconer Lecture Series are held on TUESDAY EVENINGS (Except April 30, 2015) at 8:00PM in the John J. Sullivan Auditorium, CESTM building, The University at Albany, 251 Fuller Road, Albany, New York 12203


The Summer Falconer Lecture Series are held on TUESDAY EVENINGS at 7:00PM at the ASRC Whiteface Mountain Field Station located at 110 Marble Lane, Wilmington, New York 12997


Donation Information

Tax-deductible donations to sustain the Natural History Lectures may be made out to the "University at Albany Foundation" and mailed to the University at Albany Foundation UAB-201, 1400 Washingtion Avenue, Albany, NY 12222. Address donations as "Attention: Ray Falconer Fund"

The Ray Falconer Natural History Lecture Series

SPRING 2015:

You are cordially invited to attend this series of free public lectures. The current lectures are listed below. For a more detailed description of each of the current lectures, CLICK HERE.

March 31, 2015
  • Dr. Peter McClure
  • SRC, Inc. Syracuse, New York
  • "How limits on environmental toxics are established."

April 7, 2015
  • Dr. Volker Mohnen
  • Professor & Director Emeritus, ASRC, University at Albany
  • "Enivronmental Satellites – The Space Component for Earth Observation."

April 14, 2015
  • Professor Lenise Vargas Flores da Silva
  • Water Science & Technology Institute, Federal University of Western Pará, Santarém, Brazil
  • "Challenges of fish cultivation in the Brazilian Amazon."

April 21, 2015
  • Professor Marcelo Chamecki
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • "Canopy–Atmosphere interactions: The interplay between turbulence and air chemistry."

April 30, 2015 (THURSDAY!)
  • Professor Ralph Keeling
  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
  • "Atmospheric signatures of changing global biogeochemistry."

May 5, 2015
  • Professor Alan Robock
  • Rutgers University
  • "Geoengineering (climate engineering) is not a solution to the global warming problem."