TALK: THE IMPORTANCE OF OLD-GROWTH FORESTS
Join Dr. Carl Safina and Dr. Joan Maloof for an engaging discussion about the importance of old-growth forests!
A writer, ecologist and conservationist, Dr. Joan Maloof has studied and worked with plants her entire life. A Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, where she taught Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies, Dr. Maloof has published numerous research articles in publications such as Ecology, American Journal of Botany, and the International Journal of Environmental Studies. Her books include Teaching the Trees (2005), Among the Ancients (2011), Natures Temples: The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests (2016), The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Woods (2017) and Treepedia: A Brief Compendium of Arboreal Lore (2021). In addition to her research and writing, Dr. Maloof founded the organization Old-Growth Forest Network with the goal of creating a network of protected forests across the US.
Dr. Carl Safina's work fuses scientific understanding, emotional connection, and a moral call to action. His writing has won a MacArthur "genius" prize; Pew, Guggenheim, and National Science Foundation Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the National Academies; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. Dr. Safina is now the first Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University and is founding president of the not-for-profit Safina Center. He hosted the PBS series Saving the Ocean, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, Audubon, Yale E360, and National Geographic, and on the Web at Huffington Post, CNN, Medium, and elsewhere. Safina is the author of ten books including the classic Song for the Blue Ocean (1999), as well as New York Times Bestseller Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel (2015), as well as his most recent book Becoming Wild· How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace (2020).
Reception to follow.
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IMAGE: Carl Safina with a giant fig tree with buttress roots.
IMAGE: Joan Maloof pictured in the center of the famous 'Big Tree' in Sipsey Wilderness, Alabama.
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