FOSEP SEMINAR: Lubchenco on "Scientists' New Social Contract with Society: Communicating Climate Science and more"

Start Date/Time: Friday, April 18, 2008, 12:00 PM
Location: Bagley 131

Scientists' New Social Contract with Society:
Communicating Climate Science and more

presented by Dr. Jane Lubchenco

Friday, April 18th, 2008
12 - 1 pm, Bagley 131
Discussion to follow in Foege N503 at 1:30 p.m
RSVP Neil (geislern@u.washington.edu)


Dr. Jane Lubchenco is a professor of marine ecology at Oregon State University, where she is actively engaged in teaching, research, synthesis and communication of scientific knowledge. She is a past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Her expertise includes coastal ocean ecosystems and the human/environment nexus, with special emphasis on biodiversity, climate change, sustainability science, and marine reserves. Lubchenco co-founded 4 organizations that advance ocean sciences or teach environmental scientists to be more effective communicators of scientific information to the public, policy makers, the media and the private sector (PISCO: the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans, COMPASS: the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea, the Leopold Leadership Program, and Climate Central). 8 of her publications are science 'citation classic' papers. Lubchenco is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and AAAS's Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology.

Lubchenco's talk "Scientists' New Social Contract with Society: Communicating Climate Science and more" will discuss her views of the responsibilities of scientists to communicate knowledge to lay audiences and new scientific findings about climate change and communications.