Emory Climate Talks hosts Dr. Suzanne Simard for a virtual conversation about her new book, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.
Dr. Suzanne Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia and the leader of The Mother Tree Project, which researches forest renewal practices that protect biodiversity against climate change. Dr. Simard’s work has been published widely, with over 170 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Ecology, and Global Biology. She is also co-author of the book Climate Change and Variability.
Her latest book, Finding the Mother Tree, brings us into the intimate world of trees, exploring the ways in which trees learn and adapt their behaviors, remember the past, demonstrate agency over the future, and cooperate with a sophistication typically ascribed to humans. Dr. Simard’s research has been communicated broadly through TED Talks and TED Experiences, as well as articles and interviews in The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Globe and Mail, NPR, CNN, CBC, and many more.
Related press on Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest
The Woman Who Looked at a Forest and Saw a Community, New York Times 5/2/21
Thank you to our partners at Charis Books and More and the Agnes Scott College Center for Sustainability.
Charis Book and More, the South's oldest independent feminist bookstore, is our partner for this event. Please support an independent book store when purchasing your copy of Dr. Simard's book.
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery