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Dr. Louis J. Gross, whose research focuses on computational and mathematical ecology, will visit Missouri S&T to share his cross-disciplinary perspective on climate change. Gross speaks at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Room 124 Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Hall.
His lecture, “A Rational Basis for Hope: Human Behavior and Climate Change,” is intended for a general audience and draws on Gross’ recent work, including a paper published earlier this year in the multidisciplinary science journal Nature. Gross is the co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology and principal investigator of more than $50 million in research funding, Gross is a Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus and Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, where he has taught since 1979.
His visit is co-sponsored by the Center for Arts and Innovation and the Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE). The event, which is one in an ongoing series of lectures, is free and open to the public.