University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Theodore G Manno


Theodore G. Manno (Ph.D., Auburn University) is author of "Swamp Rat: The Story of Dixie's Nutria Invasion" (University of Mississippi Press, 2017), "The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among the Red Rocks " (University of Utah Press, Fall 2014) and "Mating Behavior of Columbian Ground Squirrels" (Proquest/UMI Dissertation Publishing, 2011). His major publications also include a book chapter (Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior), 10 peer-reviewed scientific articles (e.g., American Naturalist, Behavioral Ecology, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Ethology, Journal of Mammalogy), and 7 meeting abstracts. Manno's field research experience has involved ground squirrels in Canada, prairie dogs in Utah, and scarlet macaws in Costa Rica, and his work has been featured by various media outlets including Discovery News, New Scientist, FCC Free Radio, Deseret News, Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Morning Blend, Wire Eagle, KMVT and Public Radio, among others.

Manno is president of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and a frequent presenter at community events (e.g., Tucson Festival of Books, Empire Ranch Roundup, Western National Parks Association, Pima Speakers Series, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park) and conferences (University of Vermont, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, UNLV, College Southern Nevada, Glendale Community College). He has written dozens of articles for periodicals (e.g., Desert Leaf, Earth Odyssey, Fido Friendly, Lighthouse Digest, Montana Naturalist, Nature Alberta, Terrain, Tubac Villager, Tucson Green Times) and his wildlife photography has been featured in those articles and on the cover of Journal of Mammalogy. An award-winning teacher, Manno played jazz piano and tuba semi-professionally before pursuing science writing.

For more on Manno's research with ground squirrels, click here:
http://news.discovery.com/animals/videos/animals-squirrels-and-humans-find-friends-similar-ways.htm
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13495-squirrel-facebook-shows-three-degrees-of-separation.html#.Ux06l-ddWFc

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: Kathleen Alcalá, Margo Armstrong, J Seelicke, Charlotte Endorf, Kathryn Ferguson, Michael Klassen, Theodore Manno, Nancy Masland, Kate Nagel, Michael Sidebottom Cancelled, Henry Trueblood, Bill Geivett

Book:
The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among The Red Rocks
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
University of Utah Press
October 2014
ISBN 9781607813668
Paperback, 240 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

In this definitive book on Utah prairie dogs, author and field researcher Theodore Manno vividly recounts the daily ups and downs of prairie dog life as well as his own trials and triumphs while observing these rare rodents in Bryce Canyon National Park.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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