Learning from the Octopus: How Observations of Nature Are Transforming Science and Society

Mon, Oct 28, 8:00 pm
Dennison Theatre UM
Speaker Name: 
Rafe Sagarin
University of Arizona
Institute of the Environment

Brennan Guth Memorial Lecture in collaboration with the School of Business Administration, the College of Forestry and Conservation, and the Montana Institute on Ecosystems

Dr. Rafe Sagarin is an ecologist, writer, artist, and expert on adaptation.  A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Dr. Sagarin consults with organizations from the American Red Cross to the U.S. Department of Defense, to marketing executives from the world’s largest corporations, on how they can unleash the natural power of adaptability to survive and thrive in an unpredictable world. His innovative and interdisciplinary research has been published in the leading peer reviewed journals in science, environmental studies, law, and international affairs, as well as in popular magazines and newspapers. Dr. Sagarin has lectured and held research positions at the world’s top universities including Stanford, Duke, UCLA and University of Arizona.  He served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Congressional Science Fellow in the office of U.S. Representative Hilda Solis.  His two recent books are Learning from the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Disease (Basic Books) and Observation and Ecology: Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World (Island Press).



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