Nature Your City – Eric Sanderson – NYC EcoFlora


Climate change is re-writing where we can live and work in New York City based on an ancient template: the historical ecology of New York. In this talk, historian, author, and futurist Dr. Eric Sanderson discusses how we must take nature seriously in our decision-making. Nature will save the city if we give it a chance: here’s the recipe how.

NYC EcoFlora virtual lecture series – June 2023

About the speaker:
Eric W. Sanderson is the inaugural Vice President of Urban Conservation at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). He is the author of the best-selling Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City (Abrams, 2009) and three other books about biodiversity loss and climate change. He is an optimist, despite his work as a historian, conservation biologist, and urbanist. Sanderson earned a Ph.D. in Ecology (1998) and a B.A.S. in English and Biochemistry (1989) from the University of California, Davis. He is an Eagle Scout.

#ecology #biodiversity #botany #newyorkcity #nyc
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00:00 Introduction
04:44 Talk
39:34 Q&A


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