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Kane Hall 120, UW Campus
Fri., May 10, 2013 | 7 pm
Our biosphere is quickly changing, eroding life support systems that have allowed humans to thrive for thousands of years. Unless we make a course correction in the very near future, species diversity will continue to plummet, with humans being not only the primary cause, but one of the victims. Paul Stamets is groundbreaking Mycologist whose research demonstrates how fungi can help with oil clean up, habitat restoration, insect control and the treatment of smallpox. In this talk he discusses how our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for better health for ourselves and a sustainable future for our planet.
Paul Stamets was named one of Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World", he received the President's Award from the Society for Ecological Restoration, is the recipient of the "Bioneers Award" from The Collective Heritage Institute, as well as the "Founder of a New Northwest Award" from the Pacific Rim Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils. In 2012 he received an honorary Doctorate of Science (D.Sc.) degree from the accredited National College for Natural Medicine, Portland, Oregon. Paul Stamets on 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World is one of the highest ranked TED talks ever.