The Himalaya: Global Change in the Land of Primulas and Rhododendrons

September 10, 2015

Primulas in the Himalaya

The Himalaya: Global Change in the Land of Primulas and Rhododendrons

Kamal Bawa, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Massachusetts at Boston, and President of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore
1 Session: Tuesday, September 29, 7:00–8:30pm
Location: Hunnewell Building
The Eastern Himalaya—land of Gods, of ancient mountain kingdoms, of icy peaks and alpine meadows—is like no other place on Earth. The life and landscapes of the region are as diverse, spectacular and fragile as the mountains themselves. Even today, these mountains hold many mysteries: unnamed species, primeval cultures and the promise of magical cures to heal all of humanity. But development superimposed on global change will have an incalculable impact on this area. Dr. Kamal Bawa will discuss the role and limitations of science in addressing the pressing issues arising out of interaction between nature and society in the Himalaya, and suggest ways to move forward in resolving critical issues. Dr. Bawa is a newly elected Fellow of the Royal Society. His book, <em?Himalaya: Mountains of Life, will be available for purchase and signing.
Fee Free, but registration requested

Register online or call 617-384-5277.

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