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(ENVS Lunch & Learn) Witness Tree: What one oak tells us about our changing world and relationship with nature

BTQURU 03 is a spectacular, 100 year old red oak: a tagged, tracked research specimen in a long term study of changing seasons at the Harvard Forest. Sprouted back when the industrial revolution was just getting started, the oak grew to tower over what was once a farmer’s field, abandoned as people left for jobs in factories and cities – beginning the transformation of our world. Here, in this tree, is a living timeline of those social and historical changes, and their environmental consequences, observable in my tree’s growth and even its breath.

Lynda Mapes is a reporter at the Seattle Times and author, specializing in coverage of people and nature and the workings of the natural world. She has won many awards for her work, most recently for her coverage of the largest dam removal project ever in history, which also lead to her book Elwha: A River Reborn, and a museum exhibit based on her book now touring the US. Last year, Lynda was awarded a prestigious Knight fellowship in Science Journalism at MIT which lead to her new book, Witness Tree, under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. Lynda is researching and writing the book this year while a Bullard Fellow at the Harvard Forest. More information:www.lyndavmapes.com

Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch & Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers.

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to attend.

Food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment.

You can’t make it to the talk? No problem!

Senior Biodiversity Research, ICF (Washington, D.C.)

ICF International seeks a Senior Biodiversity Researcher. This position will serve as the senior biodiversity researcher on a team charged with ‘building the evidence base’ for the USAID-funded Measuring Impact project. Measuring Impact (MI) helps USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity in the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and the Environment advance its leadership in developing and implementing rigorous programs that improve conservation outcomes and human wellbeing by building the capacity of the Agency to design, monitor, and evaluate effective programs and by enhancing the evidence base that informs programming decisions. This five-year project is led by Environmental Incentives in partnership with Foundations of Success and ICF International. Learn more.

Program Manager, Experience Int’l (Everson, WA)

A challenging, rewarding, full-time salaried position is available with Experience International, a non-profit educational organization based in Everson, Washington. In addition to other programs, EI is designated by the US State Department as a J-1 Exchange Visitor-Trainee Program and brings qualified foreign nationals to the United States for up to 18 months of practical training & work-experience in the fields of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and natural resource management and conservation. Please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to Director at: ei@expint.org. Learn more.

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