What Would Thoreau Think? Global Warming at Walden Pond

An exploration of climate change in an iconic landscape. Presentation includes beautiful photographs, compelling environmental science, and the natural history records of beloved American essayist Henry David Thoreau. This is the second lecture in the new Discoveries series. Discoveries, a lecture and learning series that taps the strength of the BU faculty to give alumni a deeper look into issues affecting the world and their lives, hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Arts & Sciences Alumni Association. Professor Richard B. Primack received his Ph.D. in botany from Duke University. Since joining the University faculty in 1978, he has made frequent research trips to the rain forests of Malaysia. Walden Pond is a favorite spot, where for the past five years he and his students have been using Thoreau’s extensive notes on the bloom times of area flora to investigate the local impacts of climate change. He is the author of numerous books, including Essentials of Conservation Biology, and Tropical Rainforests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison. He has published extensively on ecological topics, and his work on climate change has been widely reported in the popular press, recently in Smithsonian and National Wildlife and on National Public Radio.

Speaker(s): Richard Primack, CAS Biology
Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 7:00pm until 9:00pm on Thursday, Apr 17, 2008
Register by 4/10/2008.
SMG Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Avenue (SMG 105)
Open to General Public
Admission: $10.00
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