An Invitation to a Special Event at UF – Tuesday, March 13

Posted by Trish Riley, March 13, 2012

Join us for this special event at UF on Tuesday, March 13th:

In honor of “Climate Week,” Stephen Mulkey, Ph.D. will be presenting The Latest Scientific Findings on Climate Change:

“Losing Control of the Global Thermostat – Implications for Florida, the U.S. and the World”

Tuesday, March 13th — 7:30 p.m.

Smathers Library East at UF, Room 1 – A on the ground floor

Smathers is next to Library West, University Ave at NW 16th Street

The event is free and open to the public

Dr. Mulkey will be addressing the UF’s options for responding to climate change, and how each of us individually, as well as our local institutions, can actively work toward sustainability.

Currently, Dr. Mulkey serves as president of Unity College in Maine, a liberal arts school that is highly respected for its strong environmental sciences curriculum.

This event is sponsored by: UF’s Office of Sustainability, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, the Civic Media Center and the Gainesville Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby

Background on Stephen Mulkey, Ph.D.:

From 1996 to 2008, Dr. Mulkey served as tenured faculty in the University of Florida’s Department of Botany and as a research associate with the School of Forest Resources and Conservation.

He also served as Director of Research and Outreach/Extension for the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida, and as science advisor to the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida.

Dr. Mulkey co-founded and directed the International Center for Tropical Ecology, a nationally ranked graduate training and conservation program during his tenure at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He also worked for many years as a research associate for the Smithsonian Institution, Tropical Research Institute.

Dr. Mulkey holds a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife, a master’s degree in ecology, and earned his PhD in ecology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986.

As a scholar of the interdisciplinary literature in climate change and sustainability, Dr. Mulkey is internationally known as an articulate and inspiring public communicator of climate change science.

We hope you can join us for this unique opportunity!

For additional information on the event:

(352) 672-4327