Writer and Old-Growth Forest advocate, Joan Maloof, will present a talk about Old Growth on April 16 at 7:30 in Room 8, Mueller Lab, on the Penn State Campus. The talk is sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the English Department, and it is free and the public is welcome.
Maloof, is a Lecturer in Environmental Studies at Salisbury University in Maryland and the founder of the nonprofit Old-Growth Network, and initiative that seeks to preserve one forest in a “forever-wild” state in each of the 2400 counties in the United States. Maloof’s areas of expertise include botany, environmental studies, and native plant identification. She has published research articles about pollination biology in journals such as Ecology and The American Journal of Botany and is the editor of Maryland Naturalist. Since 2002 she has focused on forest ecology; her first book, was Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest (2005) and her second book, Among the Ancients, about old growth forests in the eastern United States, was published in May 2011.