Dr. David Butler, Texas State University

Dr. David Butler, a physical geographer from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, will present a talk titled “Animals as Agents of Geomorphic Change in a Period of Changing Environments” at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2, in Agenstein Hall, room 224, on the campus of Missouri Western State University. The talk is free and open to the public.

Dr. Butler is the author of “Zoogeomorphology: Animals as Geomorphic Agents,” which its publisher, Cambridge University Press, describes as “the first and only book of its kind to examine the role animals play in sculpting the Earth’s surface.”

Dr. Butler’s talk is provided through a partnership between Missouri Western State University and Northwest Missouri State University with support from the Association of American Geographers.

Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.