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Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees

Sustainability Series

Nalini M. Nadkarni

  • Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, University of Utah
  • Professor of Biology

People need trees. Because trees require human voices to advocate for them, Dr. Nadkarni has sought insights about trees and humans by communicating her scientific studies of rainforest canopies through collaborations with artists, physicians, urban youth, senior citizens, legislators, and incarcerated men and women.

Known as “the Queen of the Forest Canopy,” Dr. Nadkarni studies treeptop organisms and interactions in rainforests of Costa Rica. She is a Professor of Biology and the Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Utah and will present as part of the IHR Andrew W. Mellon Foundation /Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes funded “Humanities for the Environment” project.


Friday, February 21, 2014
4:00 p.m.