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CSULB Faculty Selected as Secretariat
of the Western Society of Naturalists

Cal State Long Beach marine biology faculty members Gwen Goodmanlowe and Chris Lowe will assume leadership of the Secretariat of the Western Society of Naturalists (WSN) beginning in 2009. They, along with other volunteer CSULB marine biology faculty, will serve a three-year term for WSN and will be responsible for organizing annuals scientific meetings and coordinating society business.

More than 500 scientists and students from across the nation attended the WSN annual meeting on Nov. 8-11 in Ventura.

“CSULB was represented in over 12 papers and posters, most of which were presented by students,” Lowe said, noting that more than 25 CSULB undergraduate and graduate students attended the meeting. “I received countless comments on how well our students are prepared and the quality of their research and presentations. We appear as a dominant force in marine science throughout the West Coast.”

WSN was founded in San Diego in 1916 as a general biology and naturalist research organization. It currently focuses largely on marine science.