Talk: “The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature”

September 27th, 2012 by

Monday, Oct. 29
7  p.m.
CNS C101 

Dr. David Haskell, avian ecologist at Sewanee: the University of the South, will speak about his project to discover what can be learned from one square meter of forest. He spent a year observing the ecology and biodiversity of a tiny patch of old growth forest in the mountains of Tennessee.

His lecture will describe the scientific and personal insights that he gained from this project. He will also give short readings from his recently published book, The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature.

His book has received positive reviews from such noted authors as E.O. Wilson and Bill McKibben. Haskell has also received several teaching awards, including the Carnegie-CASE Professor of the Year for Tennessee in 2009.

This talk is supported by the Beach Lewis fund of the IWU Biology Department and is co-sponsored by the IWU Environmental Studies Program and John Wesley Powell Audubon.