This event is a production of Fernbank Museum in conjunction with the special exhibition Extreme Mammals and the publication of Tony Martin's latest book, Life Traces of the Georgia Coast, which will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. A book signing will follow in the Museum Lobby.
Cost of attending is included with Museum admission and free for Museum members. Seating is limited. Advance reservations are required at 404.929.6400. For additional information please visit the Museum website page for this event.
Please take the opportunity to arrive early so that you have plenty of time to tour the Extreme Mammals exhibit before the talk.
We'll adjourn to The Marlay House in Decatur to continue the discussion after Tony's talk (Google map).
"Tracking Exotic Mammals on the Georgia Coast" at Fernbank Museum
Anthony J. Martin, Emory University
Although most of the Georgia barrier islands are undeveloped, with many beautiful and natural places, non-native mammals that live there have a significant impact on island environments. Join Anthony (Tony) Martin for a lively presentation about how to recognize the tracks and signs of feral hogs, cattle, horses and cats, and explore the effects these animals have on the ecosystems of the Georgia coast.
About the Speaker
Anthony (Tony) Martin is a paleontologist and geologist who specializes in ichnology, the study of modern and ancient traces caused by animal behavior, such as tracks, trails, burrows, and nests.
As a Professor of Practice at Emory University, Tony teaches a wide variety of courses in the Department of Environmental Studies. Along with his interest in the Georgia barrier islands, he has studied modern traces and trace fossils from elsewhere in the U.S. and other countries, with his most significant discoveries in the western U.S. and Australia.
Tony frequently presents his research results at professional meetings, but also enjoys speaking for public audiences.
Photo: Tony Martin on St. Catherine's Island (Ruth Schowalter)
Extreme Mammals is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York in collaboration with The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; The Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada; and The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. It is sponsored locally in part by The Isdell Family.