Woodworth Lecture: Hope for People and the Ocean
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco, distinguished Professor of Zoology at Oregon State University, leading ecologist and environmental scientist, and former head of NOAA, will give a talk entitled "Hope for People and the Ocean."
Can we use the ocean without using it up? The task is daunting given current trajectories in fisheries, plastics and other pollutants, and the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification. However, new scientific insights, tools, and partnerships are providing hope that it’s not too late to transition to more sustainable practices and policies. Lubchenco draws on her four years as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the Administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), her two years as the first U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean, and her decades of research around the world to summarize the importance to people of sustainable use of the ocean, and approaches that are working.
Established in 1988 by former students, the Robert H. Woodworth Science Lecture Series honors a longtime Bennington biology faculty member and pioneer in the development of time-lapse photography.