Ecosystems Center Seminars & Events

Date/Time Event
12:15 pm
Seminar: Christopher Neill, MBL Ecosystems Center
Speck Auditorium, 10 MBL Street, Woods Hole

Title: The Ecological Homogenization of Urban America

06/05/2015 - 06/06/2015
All Day
Ecosystems Center 40th Anniversary Celebration
MBL, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole

The Ecosystems Center will celebrate its 40th anniversary on June 5 and 6, 2015.  The celebration will start with an evening talk by John Holdren, Science Advisor to President Barack Obama, on Friday, June 5, followed by a series of talks and a panel discussion on June 6.  Speakers and panelists will include invited leaders in ecosystems science, current and former Ecosystems Center staff members, research assistants, undergraduate and graduate students, and post-docs, and fellows in the MBL’s Logan Science Journalism program.

A partial list of speakers includes Jerry Melillo and John Hobbie of the Ecosystems Center; Bill Schlesinger, retired director of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies; Penny Chisholm of MIT; Carmody McCalley, former Semester in Environmental Science student now on the faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology;  and David Hooper, former research assistant now on the faculty at Western Washington University. Angela Posada Swafford, an environmental science journalist, will present the 2015 Byron H. Waksman Award Lecture. The afternoon will end with a panel discussion exploring how ecosystems science can help solve the environmental issues of the next 40 years and will include environmental modeler Ian Foster of the University of Chicago.

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