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LIU Post Bat Expert Bill Schutt To Speak at Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
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Bill SchuttBat expert and author Dr. Bill Schutt, associate professor of biology at LIU Post and research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, will host a lecture at the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society held on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7 p.m.

"Bats: Fact and Fiction" will discuss the natural history of bats, dispel some myths, discover why they are such an important component in our natural world and learn about threats that are facing the winged creatures worldwide. The talk is free and open to the public.

The Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society is located at 95 Harbor Road (Rt. 25 A) Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11743. For additional information visit the Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society web site at http://www.hobaudubon.org/
Dr. Schutt is a graduate of Lindenhurst High School and earned his bachelor's degree in biology from LIU Post (formally the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University). He went on to earn a master's degree in biology from Geneseo State College. After several years working in the private sector of the Environmental Protection Agency, he was accepted into the Zoology program at Cornell University where he received his Ph.D. in 1995.

Dr. Schutt previously held faculty positions at Southampton College and Bloomfield College. He is an expert in the biology of bats, with advanced knowledge in vertebrate zoology.

Dr. Schutt is the author of more than a dozen peer-reviewed publications and has given scores of presentations, seminars and talks to local schools and environmental organizations. He is also a published novelist and his many interests include photography, illustration and the care and maintenance of exotic animals.

Posted 04/04/2012

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