Dr. Jane Luchenco, Distinguished University Professor at Oregon State University, will present the inaugural Ehrlich-Mooney Lecture in Ecology and Evolution. This annual lecture series was established by the Department of Biology to honor the seminal work of Professors Paul Ehrlich and Harold Mooney in population biology.
Dr. Lubchenco is a world-renowned environmental scientist who has deep experience in the worlds of science, academia, and government. She is a champion of science and of the stronger engagement of scientists with society. She was the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2009-2013. Nominated by President Obama in December 2008 as part of his “Science Dream Team,” she is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist by training, with expertise in oceans, climate change, and interactions between the environment and human well-being. To introduce her to his Senate colleagues for her confirmation hearing, Senator Ron Wyden called Lubchenco “the bionic woman of good science.” Lubchenco is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal Society.
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