Virtual Café Sci: The Ecology Policy Lab: Research at the Nexus of Ecology, Conservation Science, and Policy

Mon., Dec. 6
7–9 pm


Dr. Patrick Douglas Shirey
Assistant Professor

Leonard Peters Faculty Fellow (2021-2022), Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Department of Geology and Environmental Science, University of Pittsburgh

Image courtesy of Dr. Patrick Shirey

Learn how an ecologist that works on policy evaluates how society restores ecosystems and recovers imperiled species to seek pragmatic policy solutions grounded in science.

About Dr. Patrick Douglas Shirey:

Dr. Patrick Shirey is a Certified Ecologist (Ecological Society of America), Certified Fisheries Professional (American Fisheries Society), and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Leonard Peters Faculty Fellow in Sustainability with Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation and serves as an Associate Director with the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory ( opens in a new window). Dr. Shirey conducts multidisciplinary research using techniques from his terminal degrees in ecology (PhD) and law (JD). His recently published research topics include water policy, fisheries history, urban stream restoration, endangered species conservation policy, environmental DNA, and science communication.

About our Virtual Café Sci:

The event is FREE to attend, but preregistration is required opens in a new window! Carnegie Science Center would like to continue to offer programs like Café Sci, Women in STEM, and others. Please consider making a donation when you register. Once you sign up, you’ll get an email confirmation with instructions on how to enter the event. Have a question for Dr. Shirey? You’ll be able to type your questions in the Q&A section during the presentation!

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