LSU Professor calls himself “evolutionary biologist”

Source: Riverside the Magazine (April-May 2009)

Let the sun shine

What started as a way to help offset electricity used by La Sierra University’s power hungry Thaine B. Price Science Complex has grown to something much larger.

LSU biology Professor Lee Greer is leading a project that will consider multi-million-dollar bids for photovoltaic arrays that will be situated on campus.

Once installed, the hope is that the system will generate hundreds of kilowatt hours of power.

Greer and a group from the university’s School of Business and Students In Free Enterprise team will be among those evaluating the proposals.

Talk about a class project.

Energy awareness doesn’t stop for Greer when he leaves campus. He had solar panels and double-paned windows installed at his 1940s-era home, and he often bikes or rides a moped to work.

“As a biologist and an evolutionary biologist concerned about bio-diversity on the planet, it is an ethical concern of mine,” Greer says. “It’s a pocketbook issue as well.” (emphasis added)

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