Joshua J. Tewksbury, newly named director of the Colorado Global Hub of Future Earth, will present a guest lecture on Oct. 6 in room 382 of the Lory Student Center. The 1 p.m. presentation will be followed by an open forum with Tewksbury at 2 p.m. His appearance is sponsored by the CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability, where he is also a senior scholar.
The event is free and open to the public; the topic is “Interdisciplinary Science and Planetary Health in the Anthropocene: An Ecological Perspective.”
Tewksbury, also a research professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and his work has appeared in top journals such as Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He has been featured by a broad range of international news organizations on a wide range of conservation topics. His active research is focused on the ecological impacts of climate change on tropical and temperate communities, the importance of connectivity as a conservation strategy to mitigate impacts of habitat fragmentation and climate change, and the impacts of species loss from ecosystems on long-term ecosystem dynamics.
He also studies direct and indirect effects of climate change on food security at large spatial scales, the impacts of land conversation on landscape level ecosystem services, and the potential of large-scale restoration to serve multiple human and biodiversity goals.
Tewksbury played a central role in the creation of the College of the Environment at the the University of Washington.
Future Earth is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate our transformations to a sustainable world. The Colorado hub is shared between CSU and CU.