LFCC Scientific Society Lecture to Feature U.S. Geological Survey Researcher

For Immediate Release:
January 6, 2009

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – The Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) Scientific Society is presenting a lecture by Dr. John Jones, a research geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey, titled “From knee-high to satellite’s eye: remote sensing of land cover dynamics.” The lecture will be held on Friday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in Room 145 in the Science and Health Professions Building, located on the Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane in Middletown. The event  is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

In his lecture, Jones will discuss his work, which combines field work with various ground, airborne and satellite remote sensing technologies to understand how vegetation and other land covers vary across regions and through time. Jones will showcase a sample of his work in New England, the Blue Ridge and the Everglades to illustrate how the information this research generates addresses resource management issues such as climate change, water flow and habitat condition. 

For more information about the lecture, interested individuals may contact Kerry McKenna, associate professor and director of biology at LFCC, at kmckenna@lfcc.edu or 540-868-7250.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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