The world is experiencing an increasing amount of climate-related disasters. However, time after time, the countries and communities contributing the least bear the brunt of the catastrophes. From June to October 2022, climate related flooding in Pakistan killed over 1700 people, and displaced millions. Within the U.S., people of color are disproportionately exposed to water and air pollution as compared to white communities. What are some of the invisible and unjust systems systems shaping our lives that have brought about the current environmental crises?
Join us for a seminar with Dr. Suzanne Pierre as we discuss critical and microbial ecologies and the relationship between human driven change and the environment. This is a hybrid event – it will take place in-person and will be livestreamed. You can RSVP below.
Dr. Suzanne Pierre is a microbial ecologist and biogeochemist working in soil. She is passionate about how climate, physiology, and plant-microbe interactions set the stage for elemental cycling on Earth, and addresses these questions using an interdisciplinary suite of tools from microbial ecology, stable isotope mass spectrometry, and plant ecophysiology, and more. Her technical expertise includes nutrient and carbon cycling in plant and microbial systems experiencing climate change. Pierre is the founder and lead investigator of the Critical Ecology Lab – a nonprofit organization researching the intersection of global ecological change, social justice, and liberation of oppressed peoples. She speaks and writes about the intersections of identity, liberation, and ecology in publications such as MOLD, Loam, and a forthcoming nonfiction book and is a 2022 National Geographic Wayfinder Award recipient.
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