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Women in Science Speaker Series: Ecology in the Anthropocene – How Embracing the Underdogs Will Help to Save the World
Thursday, March 22, 2018,
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a series highlighting women scientists! According to
The Status of Women in New Hampshire – a report issued by the Institute on Women’s Policy Research in 2015 – only 24.6% of those working in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are women. Come find out what some of them have been up to and how their work is shaping our understanding of the world.
Despite what we now know about the critical ecological roles of plants and invertebrates, conservation science is still largely focused on charismatic megafauna. To turn the tide of biodiversity loss and extreme climate change, scientists, teachers, and citizens will have to embrace solutions that show deep understanding of, and appreciation for, lesser-known organisms, many of which are invisible to the naked eye. In this talk, soil ecologist Dr. Rachel Thiet will discuss what decades of research about plants and soil invertebrates have taught us about ecology, climate change, and how to save the world. 7 to 8 p.m. in the Putnam Science Center at Keene State College (Room 101).
For more information, please contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or via email.
Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and Keene State College.