Robin W. Kimmerer, Lansdowne Lecture

Lansdowne Lecture – Robin W. Kimmerer
Braiding Sweetgrass: the teachings of plants 
February 1, 2018; 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
Venue: David Turpin Building, A-Wing, A120

Robin W. Kimmerer is a plant ecologist and Distinguished Teaching Professor of environmental and forest biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, New York. Robin holds a PhD in Botany from the University of Wisconsin and she is the founder Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at ESF. She is the co-founder and past president of the Traditional Ecological Knowledge section of the Ecological Society of America and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Nature and Humans. Robin’s research interests include the role of traditional ecological knowledge in ecological restoration and the ecology of mosses. Robin has taught courses in botany, ecology, ethnobotany, indigenous environmental issues and seminars in the application of traditional ecological knowledge to conservation. Alongside her teaching and research, she actively works to broaden access to environmental science education for indigenous students and to create new ways to integrate indigenous knowledge and scientific methods.