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Fulbright Scholar to Increase Worldwide Knowledge of Malaysia

During a 10-month trip, Mark McGinley will collect environmental information at the University of Malaya.

Written by Megan Robare

McGinley's research will focus on the ecology, biodiversity and environmental issues of Malaysia.

McGinley’s research will focus on the ecology, biodiversity and environmental issues of Malaysia.

The College of Arts and Sciences announced that an associate professor has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar.

Mark McGinley, associate professor in the Honors College and the Department of Biological Sciences, will travel to the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 10 months.

He will teach an undergraduate course in which he will compare the ecology of temperate-arid regions with that of tropical regions. McGinley plans to develop a Malaysian collection for the Encyclopedia of Earth that will focus on the ecology, biodiversity and environmental issues of Malaysia.

Jane Bell, director of the International Cultural Center and Fulbright program adviser, said McGinley’s research goal of collaborating with Malaysian scholars is an honorable ambition.

“This collection would provide people around the world with reliable and accessible information about the natural history, ecology and environmental issues of this relatively small country that possesses such incredible diversity of habitat and animal species,” Bell said.

McGinley said he hopes to travel extensively throughout peninsular Malaysia and Borneo to meet with scholars, students, governmental officials and others. A personal blog will be linked to the Honors College and Department of Biological Sciences websites.

He will leave for Malaysia in June.

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  4. Janet Holland Says:

    Mark – Congratulations! This is a great honor and one that I’m sure you will live up to. Joni has been telling me about your interest in that part of the world. You are really going to make a difference. Have a great year,

    Janet

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