29 September 2013

All the Trees of the Forest


Dr. Alon Tal

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 4:00 pm, Alampi Room
Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, Cook Campus

Dr. Tal is a professor in the Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology at Israel's Ben Gurion University, and is currently a visiting professor in the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University.  He has a law degree from Hebrew University and a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He is the author of several books, including Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel, (U. Cal. Press, Berkeley), and most recently All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands From the Bible to the Present (Yale U. Press, Agrarian Studies Series).  From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Tal served as co-chairman of Israel's green party, the Green Movement.  He has been chairman of Life and Environment, an umbrella group for 80 environmental organizations in Israel, and was the founding director of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, a leading public interest law group.  Dr. Tal founded the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, a graduate studies center in which Israeli, Jordanian, and Palestinian students join environmental scientists from around the world in an advanced interdisciplinary research program concerning ecology, pollution, and water management. 

Dr. Tal's lecture is sponsored by the Executive Dean of the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the Rutgers Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution.

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