The scrub ecosystems of the Lake Wales Ridge and other prehistoric desert island chains in Central Florida are truly unique and still offer the potential for new discoveries.
Saturday Dr. Jim Carrell, who has been visiting Archbold Biological Station to conduct research for the past half century, will present his reflections on the area in general and some of his specific work studying spiders and insects at 3 p.m. in the East Meeting Room at Archbold . The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Carrel began his research at Archbold in 1967. He has made more than 70 visits to Archbold. He, studied more than 26 animal species in a variety of research projects and published 30 scientific papers based on that work.
Dr. Carrel will give his talk in two parts. The first part will focus on his many interactions with station founder Richard Archbold, and Thomas Eisner, a former research associate at Archbold from Cornell University. The second part will focus on some of his research focused on spiders and insects..
Archbold Biological Station is an independent, not-for-profit research facility and lies within the Northern Everglades, the lands that drain south into Lake Okeechobee. Archbold’s mission is to build and share the scientific knowledge needed to protect the life, lands, and waters of the heart of Florida and beyond.
Archbold Biological Station is 8 miles south of Lake Placid. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of SR 70 on Old SR 8.