Abel to present 'Five Seasons in Ecotopia' Nov. 13 at Village Books

Drawing on his research collaborations during the past five years with Western Washington University students and faculty, along with Costa Ricans working to conserve tropical rainforests, Western's Troy Abel will share his insights on ecological citizenship, political biogeography and immersions in some of the most biologically intense places on the planet.

Abel, an associate professor of environmental studies, works under the overriding philosophy that while Costa Rica’s renowned system of protected areas and national parks is where the nation’s conservation of biodiversity began, it will be finished, for the good or the bad, outside of them.

Abel's presentation will take place at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Village Books in Fairhaven as part of the WWU Connections series, sponsored by Village Books and the Western Libraries.