Preview: Robin Reid to speak for President’s Community Lecture Series

Robin Reid, the director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation of Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources, will speak at the Lory Student Center Theater from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Reid will be a featured speaker for the President’s Community Lecture Series. Hosted by President Tony Frank, the presentation showcases extraordinary faculty at CSU that are public and free for the community.


Reid’s presentation, titled “Walking with Herders (and Others): Bringing Different People Together to Work with Nature,” will focus on creating resolutions for conservation issues by assembling businesses, government, citizens and scientists. Reid will additionally discuss how CSU has developed into a worldwide pioneer by assisting a variety of people to work jointly with nature through the work of her and her colleagues.

In addition to being the director of the Center for Collaborative Conservation, Reid is a member of the CSU faculty in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and the Senior Research Scientist in the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory. Reid’s courses educate students in collaborative conservation and sustainability.

Reid graduated from CSU in 1992 with a PhD in Rangeland Ecosystem Science. Since 1992, Reid led research, education, outreach in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the western United States on conservation and pastoral development issues before coming to CSU in 2008 from the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya.

In 2012, Reid and her team were awarded the 2012 Sustainability Science Award by the Ecological Society of America. More recently, in 2014, Reid was awarded the Michael Malone International Leadership Award.

Reid’s career in the field of collaborative conservation and sustainability has helped unite businesses, government, citizens and scientists to construct solutions for difficult conservation problems to benefit people and nature.