University of Redlands: ‘Elephant Sounds and Survival’ Kicks Off Lecture Series
Dr. Michael Garstang is the first of three speakers scheduled for the annual University of Redlands Human-Animal Studies Lecture Series
Redlands, Ca – Elephants are the most vocal of any animal, with the exception of humans. Learn how elephants use this trait to communicate and survive when lecturer Dr. Michael Garstang presents, “Elephant Sounds and Survival,” at 7 p.m., Sept. 18, 2017 in Orton Center on the Redlands campus. This event, the first of three lectures presented by the University of Redlands Human-Animals Studies, is free and open to the public.
Using both ultra- and infra-sound, humans have remained unware of much of the use of sound by these animals. Their evolution in dense rainforests necessitated the use of infrasound. A perhaps serendipitous coincidence of atmospheric conditions over the savannas permitted these animals to adapt to these conditions and capitalize upon the ability to communicate between each other and hear other distant sounds which form a foundation for their survival.
Dr. Garstang is a distinguished emeritus research professor in environmental studies at the University of Virginia and a wildlife artist and author. Majoring first in geography and climatology, he earned his doctoral degree in meteorology at Florida State University. Working in cross-discipline areas, his research ultimately led him to pioneering discoveries in elephant communication and ecosystem sustainability.
WHAT: Dr. Michael Garstang: ‘Elephant Sounds and Survival’
WHERE: Orton Center, University of Redlands, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands 92373
WHEN: 7 p.m., Sept. 18, 2017
COST: Free and open to the public. Free parking is available on both east and west sides of Orton Center.
About University of Redlands
The University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit university that connects students to a world of opportunity, geared toward their passions and potential. Centrally located near the beaches, mountains and desert in the heart of Southern California, the University offers more than 40 undergraduate programs, as well as 30 graduate programs in business, communication sciences and disorders, education, geographic information systems and music—blending liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed curricula. For undergraduates, the University has one of the highest study abroad participation rates among its peers; a NCAA Division III athletic program contributes to the many extracurricular opportunities available; students complete more than 120,000 hours of public service annually. The distinctive Johnston Center for Integrative Studies enables self-motivated undergraduates to negotiate their own interdisciplinary course of study with a faculty/peer committee. In addition to an award-winning 160-acre campus in Redlands featuring orange groves, architectural landmarks and more than 1,700 trees, the University includes seven regional locations, providing innovative programs at convenient places and times for working adults. Surveys show that generations of alumni have found that the University, established in 1907, prepared them well for career success and lifelong learning.