Gary Machlis to Deliver Keynote at Teach-In on Global Warming

Monday, February 2 2009

Feb. 2, 2009 Photo is available at MOSCOW, Idaho – Gary Machlis will provide the keynote address “Climate Change and Society: Social Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Strategies” for the Teach-In on Global Warming, held Thursday, Feb. 5. His address will take place from 1:15-2 p.m. in the Student Union Building Silver and Gold rooms, and will be preceded by comments from University of Idaho President Steven Daley-Laursen and Moscow Mayor Nancy Chaney. Machlis is professor of conservation in the Department of Forest Resources, College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in forestry from the University of Washington, and his doctorate in human ecology from Yale University. In addition to being a professor at the University of Idaho, Machlis has served as visiting chief social scientist for the National Park Service and national coordinator of the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Network. He teaches courses in social ecology, conservation, the politics of science and the environmental consequences of warfare. From 1997-99, he served on the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of President Clinton’s Commission on Sustainable Development. He has authored and co-authored several papers on climate change, the most recent to appear in Climatic Change. Machlis’ talk is part of a full day of activities designed to commemorate the 2nd annual National Teach-In on Global Warming. For a complete schedule of activities, visit or contact the Environmental Science office at (208) 885-6113 or # # # About the University of Idaho Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit Media Contact: Alecia Hoene, Environmental Science Program, (208) 885-6113,

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