Deborah-DuffieldPULLMAN, Wash. – The effects of ocean changes on Northwest marine mammals will be discussed by Deborah Duffield, professor of biology at Portland State University, in a free, public talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Abelson 201 at Washington State University.

A reception will follow in the Conner Museum (1st floor of Abelson).

Duffield studies the genetics and conservation of marine mammals. Her talk is sponsored by the WSU Jonas Lectureship, the School of Biological Sciences and the Conner Museum.

The Robert Jonas Lecture was established in memory of professor Robert “Bob” Jonas, who taught biology and wildlife management at WSU for 25 years, to host speakers to discuss conservation and environmental topics.