Come see Gene Likens speak about The Challenging Interface Between Scientific Understanding and Policy at Monsanto Auditorium this Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. To download the flier, click here.
Here’s Dr. Likens’ biography from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies:
Dr. Likens’ research focuses on the ecology and biogeochemistry of forest and aquatic ecosystems, primarily through long-term studies at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He was the co-founder of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study in 1963, which has shed light on critical links between ecosystem function and land-use practices. He and his colleagues were the first scientists to discover acid rain in North America and to document the link between the combustion of fossil fuels and an increase in the acidity of precipitation. His findings have influenced politicians and policy makers, guided and motivated scientific studies, and increased public awareness of human-accelerated environmental change.