Tree Talks Fall Event
Fall 2021 Seasonal Talk #1
Date: Friday, October 15
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT
Location: Kenosha Pass, Colorado Trail Section #6 Trailhead, Forest Rd 849, Jefferson, CO 80456
Guest Speakers: Dr. Sara Branco, Suzanne Marchetti, Mary Jane Sullivan
Register for the event here: blackcube.art/fall-tree-talks
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Mary Jane Sullivan, PhD, is a poet and documentarian and teaches Film Studies and Sound and Poetry studies at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She studied with Pauline Oliveros and has a certificate in Deep Listening from The Center For Deep Listening Institute at Rensselaer. She teaches Earth School with children at the Hands on History program at the El Pueblo Museum, a community museum a part of History Colorado.
Dr. Sara Branco completed her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago as a Fulbright scholar, was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley and a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Paris. She has been studying fungi since she was 16 years old and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Lisbon (Portugal). Currently Dr. Branco is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Integrative Biology at University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Branco studies the ecology and evolution of fungi.
Suzanne Marchetti is the biological technician at the Forest Health Protection office of the Forest Service in Gunnison, Colorado. Since 2008, she has worked in aspen forests. First by doing defining research on sudden aspen decline (SAD) and continuing to follow the decline with long term plots. She works in all forest types in southwest Colorado, tracking bark beetle outbreaks, training folks to identify forest insects and pathogens, studying the impacts of drought on tree species, and mapping future bioclimate suitability for forest species in southwest Colorado.
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