Dr. Eisenberg will share her personal journey and lessons learned as a Native American woman in science, from her early academic work with mentor Nina Leopold Bradley, to her work with Indigenous people globally as Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute, to the work she is doing today in North America, building respectful collaboration between Tribal Nations and US and Canadian federal governments to restore degraded ecosystems and empower Indigenous communities. She will explore the concept of forest resiliency, what it meant to Aldo Leopold and his family, and how this concept was strongly inspired by the Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) held by Indigenous people globally about living rightly and sustainably on the earth. She will discuss how TEK that supports Tribal Nations’ treaty and sovereignty rights can be applied to conserve the forests of the future in our rapidly changing world.
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About the 2022 Starker Lecture Series: “Women of Forestry: Inspiring Leadership”
This year the focus is on women who act as agents of change within the forestry and forest products sector as well as within their communities. The College of Forestry graduated its first woman student, Pauline Barto Sandoz over 75 years ago. Today, the college celebrates the accomplishments of all women who are students, faculty, and alumni in our community as it strives to become a more inclusive space for all. This series will educate explore the triumphs of women as well as the myriad of challenges they face in forests, mills, research labs and beyond.
The Starker Lectures Series is sponsored by the Starker Family in honor of TJ and Bruce Starker, the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and the Oregon State University College of Forestry.