Please join LDEO Interim Director Maureen Raymo for the second event in the Summer Stars Lecture Series, with Hope Jahren.
Talk title: "Be as a Tree Planted by the Waters: The Magic of Roots, Leaves, and Everything in Between”
Abstract: "Trees are the oldest, biggest, and most successful creatures in the world. Using energy from the sun, and carbon from the air, they have thrived on land for more than four hundred million years. Hear about the amazing and unique methods that plants around us use to establish, grow, flourish, and defend themselves. Learn how plants are much more than food, medicine, and wood — they form the living, striving foundation of Planet Earth.”
Bio: “Prof. Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996, when she completed her PhD at University of California Berkeley and began teaching and researching first at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then at Johns Hopkins University. She is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and is one of four scientists, and the only woman, to have been awarded both of the Young Investigator Medals given within the Earth Sciences. She was a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to 2016, where she built the Isotope Geobiology Laboratories, with support from National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. She currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway. Finally, Hope is the author of both the 2016 memoir Lab Girl, which was named one of the Best Books of the Year in The Washington Post, Time.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribute, and Kirkus Reviews, and this year’s book, The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here.”