BU professor presents ‘The Plants of Ricketts Glen’

BLOOMSBURG— As part of the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Dean’s Lecture Series, “Science at Bloom,” professor George P. Chamuris presents “The Plants of Ricketts Glen,” Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Hartline Science Center, Kuster Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Chamuris’ lecture is on the preliminary inventory of vascular flora found in Ricketts Glen State Park, excluding grasses and sedges. Chamuris has catalogued 262 species of plants that are accessible from the Ricketts Glen hiking trails.

Chamuris is a professor in the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany, master’s degree from James Madison University and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.