Joan and Dick Stroud Memorial Lecture

Photos of Dick and Joan Stroud

Held in memory of Joan and Dick Stroud, co-founders of Stroud™ Water Research Center, this lecture series allows us to share with our friends and the general public a special evening with speakers who will both enlighten and entertain — sharing their research and their perspectives on subjects from watershed ecology to conservation and more.

Upcoming and Recent Lectures

Earlier Presentations and Speakers

  • Subhankar Banerjee, artist, educator, activist, author of several books, including Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land.
  • Mayra Bonilla, outdoor photographer, founder Audiovise S.A., Costa Rica
  • Rita Colwell, director, National Science Foundation
  • Wade Davis, anthropologist, botanist, filmmaker, photographer, author and National Geographic Explorer in Residence.
  • Dr. Michael Dombeck, former chief of the US Forest Service, pioneer professor of Global Environmental Management University of Wisconsin
  • James A. Duke, ethnobotanist, director, Duke’s Herbal Vineyard, Inc.
  • Scott Faber, Farm Policy Campaign Director for Environmental Defense
  • Daniel Janzen, professor of biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr., chairman, Riverkeeper Alliance
  • Last Call at the Oasis (documentary film about the global water crisis)
  • Gene Likens, Director, Institute for Ecosystem Studies
  • Patrick McCully, Campaigns Director, International Rivers Network
  • L.D. McMullen, CEO and General Manager, Des Moines Water Works
  • Jeff Orlowski, filmmaker, photographer, director/producer of the award-winning film, Chasing Ice.
  • Tim Palmer, conservationist, photographer, and author of more than 20 books including Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy
  • Robert McCracken Peck, Academy Fellow, Curator of Art & Artifacts, Editor, Scientific Publications, Academy of Natural Science
  • Sandra Postel, Senior Fellow, Worldwatch Institute
  • Robert M. Pyle, Author, Chasing Monarchs: A Migration with the Butterflies of Passage and other nature books
  • Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Vincent Resh, Professor, Insect Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gus Speth, Dean, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
  • William Taylor, President, Atlantic Salmon Federation
  • Alvaro Ugalde, Chief Environmental Officer of the Foundation for U.S.-Costa Rica Cooperation
  • Virginia Tech Flint Water Study Team (update on the Flint, Michigan, water crisis)
  • Liz Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of EcoVillage at Ithaca (EVI)
  • Dr. J. Bruce Wallace, Professor of Entomology and Ecology, University of Georgia
  • George Woodwell, Founder and Director, Woods Hole Research Center