OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Friday, October 13, 2006
1:30 pm in SMU 338
Reception 3 pm
Keynote presentation: Jane Lubchenco, Valley Professor of Marine Biology and University Distinguished Professor of Zoology Oregon State University
Dr. Lubchenco is an environmental scientist and marine ecologist who is actively engaged in teaching, research, synthesis and communication of scientific knowledge. Her expertise includes ocean ecosystems and the interactions between humans and the environment -- biodiversity, climate change, sustainability science, ecosystem services, marine reserves, coastal marine ecosystems, the state of the oceans and of the planet. She was a lead author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), an international synthesis of scientific knowledge about environmental changes and human well-being. Dr. Lubchenco's work has been honored with numerous awards including a MacArthur ('genius') Fellowship, eight honorary degrees (including one from Princeton University), the 2002 Heinz Award in the Environment, and the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science's Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and has taught at Oregon State University for nearly 30 years.