As a research scientist in natural history and ecology, Chris Maser has spent more than 25 years in forest, shrub steppe, sub-arctic, desert, coastal and agricultural settings.
Trained primarily as a vertebrate zoologist, he was a research mammalogist in Nubia, Egypt, with the Yale University Peabody Museum Prehistoric Expedition, as well as in Nepal, where he participated in a study of tick-borne diseases for the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit #3 based in Cairo, Egypt. He conducted a three-year ecological survey of the Oregon Coast for the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington.
Missouri State University, along with presenting sponsor The Springfield News-Leader, will host the fifth annual Public Affairs Conference, themed “Sustainable Actions for a Sustainable Future.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held April 21-24 and bring a variety of speakers from around the world to Springfield.