Erika Zavaleta, professor of environmental studies and Pepper-Giberson Chair at University of California, Santa Cruz, will speak during a public lecture Thursday, March 10, at Northern Arizona University.

Zavaleta will present “The Interdependence of Biological Diversity and Human Diversity” beginning at 7 p.m. in NAU’s Cline Library Assembly Hall. The event will feature a question and answer session. A public reception will follow in the Assembly Hall foyer from 8:15-9 p.m.

Zavaleta’s visit is part of the Olajos-Goslow Endowment Speaker Series presented by NAU’s Landscape Conservation Initiative. For information, email conservation@nau.edu.