Inaugural Benjamin Foote Ecology Lecture on April 26, 2017

February 8, 2017

Presentation by Dr. Nick Haddad, North Carolina State University

Ben Foote seriesNoted ecologist, Nicholas Haddad will present the inaugural lecture of the Benjamin Foote Ecology Lecture series on April 26th, 2017 at 11 am in Room 13 Cunningham Hall, on Kent State University’s main campus.  Dr.Haddad is the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor at NC State and his research in biodiversity, conservation, and wildlife corridors has made numerous important contributions to modern ecological thought.

Ben Foote The Foote Lecture Series was endowed by EnviroScience, Inc. a Stow, Ohio ecological consulting firm, in memory of Professor Benjamin A. Foote. Ben taught invertebrate zoology, entomology, aquatic ecology, and other related courses in the Department of Biological Sciences at Kent State University for more than 35 years. Over that span he published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, wrote several book chapters on Sciomizid flies, mentored countless undergraduates, and served as graduate advisor to more than 50 students, many of whom credit him for their inspiration and professional success as teachers, scientists, and researchers. He was recognized by numerous academic organizations, and received the University’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 1987. In 2004, he received the Herbert Osborn Award in recognition of a lifetime of teaching, research, and mentoring. Ben was an advisor to several EnviroScience principals and staff. He served on EnviroScience’s board of directors for nearly twenty years until his passing in 2014.


  • Thomas Harcarik says:

    As one of those undergraduates that Dr. Foote mentored, I am saddened to learn of his passing. Thank you for establishing this lecture series. What a wonderful way to honor Dr. Foote.

    • EnviroScience, Inc. says:

      Thank you for your kind words Thomas! Dr. Foote was a good friend of many of our employees as well. It is great to keep his spirit and teachings alive. The event was a success and we are looking forward to the next one.

  • rayn says:

    Just discovered this.

    Dr. Foote was my favorite professor of all time. I was in Ontario the last week of April. Hope I can attend in 2018.

    P.S. Do you take suggestions?

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