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Nalini Nadkarni—Branching Out: Exploring the Tapestry of the Forest Canopy

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 6:30pm
Free Online Event | Register Through Link Below

Nalini Nadkarni, Ecologist 

Known as the "Queen of the Forest Canopy," Nadkarni describes her pioneering research on the biota that live in the treetops of tropical rainforests. Using mountain-climbing gear to climb tall tropical trees, she has shown that the diverse plants and animals who live aloft play critical roles in ecosystem processes.  
 
But these organisms are vulnerable to the negative effects of human activities, such as deforestation and climate change. Her response has been to raise awareness of the need to protect forests by incorporating the insights of people in sectors that lie far outside of academic science. She has partnered with faith-based groups, artists, rap singers, corporations, and people who are incarcerated to weave their values into the tapestry of protection of nature on our planet. 
 
Dr. Nadkarni also reflects on the supports and challenges that she has encountered in integrating research and communication activities in an academic career.

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Read more about Nalini Nadkarni on the Museum blog

2021 Lecture Series Sponsors

Founding Underwriter
R. Harold Burton Foundation

Underwriter
Cultural Vision Fund

Gold Sponsor
Rio Tinto Kennecott

Silver Sponsors
The Clark Foundation
The DiFiore Family Foundation
The M Lazy M Foundation
The Nature Conservancy in Utah

Ruth Novak
Paula Swaner Sargetakis and Joseph Sargetakis | Frog Bench Farms

Community Partner
Liberty Heights Fresh

Institutional Support
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks