The trail to the Eagle Cap in Eastern Oregon. Photo by the author.

Finding Hope — The Choices of an Ecologist

I recently gave an invited lecture in the introductory course for Sustainability Studies at the University of Florida. My host, the director of the program, asked me to give a straight science talk on climate change. Trained at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Smithsonian, I have over 40 years of experience as a field ecologist and I spent my active days in the field studying the carbon budgets of tropical…



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Stephen Mulkey

Environmental scientist and educator; forest and climate change ecologist.