6:30 p.m., Natural History Museum of Utah, Fifth Floor
Free public lecture.
Jeremy B. C. Jackson is Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Senior Scientist Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution. He studies threats and solutions of human impacts on the oceans and the ecology and evolution of tropical seas. Jackson is the author of 160 scientific publications and eleven books. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received numerous prizes and awards including the BBVA International Prize in Ecology and Conservation, The Paleontological Medal, and the Darwin Medal of the International Society for Reef Studies. Jackson’s work on the collapse of coastal ecosystems was chosen by Discover magazine as the outstanding scientific achievement of 2001. His new book Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises appeared in April 2018.
This event is sponsored by the University of Utah Global Change and Sustainability Center, the Natural History Museum of Utah, the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center, the Environmental Humanities Program and the Cultural Vision Fund.