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Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series with Dr. Holly Jones
January 11 @ 3:30 pm
Join us on Friday, January 11, 2019 for the first FAU Frontiers in Science talk: “Potential for Restoring Earth’s Damaged Ecosystems,” presented by Dr. Holly Jones from Northern Illinois University.
Dr. Holly Jones is an Associate Professor in Biology and the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy at Northern Illinois University. Her Bachelor’s degree came from University of California, Santa Cruz and her graduate degrees are from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her lab’s research focuses on how best to prioritize restoration, the links between ecosystem restoration/conservation and human well-being in the face of global climate change, and maximizing restoration gains and investigating restoration trajectories at the local, regional, and global scale. Holly works with non-profit organizations, governmental organizations, land-managers, and the public to ensure her research has on-the-ground applications. Holly is an Associate Editor at Biological Invasions and is passionate about science outreach, especially to K-12 students. Her favorite field assistants are her two young daughters. In her spare time, Holly likes to cook, garden, travel, do yoga, and spend time with her kids, husband, and husky mutt.
Where: BC 126
The 2019 FAU Frontiers in Science lecture series runs from Friday, January 11 through Friday, April 5. Learn about topics such as the astrobiology of meteorites, to keeping your genome safe. Explore the sciences with eight researchers and innovators from across the globe and right here in our own community. We invited experts in the fields of Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Science Dean, Dr. Ata Sarajedini states, “My hope is that these lectures stir you to deeper learning, explain your world, ignite your discussions, and bring the richness of the sciences to you.”
Find out more here: http://www.science.fau.edu/frontiers.php