BRANCHING OUT: FROM CANOPY TO COMMUNITY with Dr. Nalini Nadkarni
Date: 7:00pm PDT April 1, 2014 Location: Council Chambers
World-renowned canopy biologist and “queen of canopy research,” Dr. Nalini Nadkarni will speak about her research as a canopy biologist and her pioneering efforts to foster communication between scientists and the greater public.
Combining her love of trees with a deep commitment to public outreach and social justice, Dr. Nadkarni has collaborated with artists, educators, inner-city youth, inmates, conservationists and religious groups to raise awareness surrounding the importance of forest ecosystems, while also working to improve the lives of those who are removed from natural environments.
With an open follow-up discussion Wednesday April 2nd @ 12:30 in HOWARD 254.
Event is free and open to the public Parking: http://www.lclark.edu/visit/directions/maps/ Sponsored by SEED, Bio Club and ASLC
About Nalini Nadkarni:
For the last three decades, Dr. Nadkarni has explored canopy ecosystems in the rainforests of Costa Rica, the Pacific Northwest, the Amazon and Papua New Guinea. She is the author of more than 100 scientific articles, three scholarly books, and her work has been featured in publications ranging from The New York Times and Natural History to Glamour and Playboy (on their 2010 honor roll for most interesting professors in the United States). She has appeared in television documentaries including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Good Morning, America, and National Geographic.
Dr. Nadkarni’s work has earned her the National Science Foundation’s Public Service Award (2010), the AAAS Award for Public Engagement (2011), and the Archie Carr Award for Conservation (2012). Most recently, Dr. Nadkarni was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for excellence in scholarship and creativity. She is currently the Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education and a Professor of Biology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.