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Slow Plants on a Burning Planet

Time: March 4, 2024, 4 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Location: Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Author Jared Farmer, in striped shirt and blue jacket leans against a green-barked tree against a snowy white background

Jared Farmer (University of Pennsylvania)

In this public book talk hosted by Geography and the Environment, historian Jared Farmer discusses ancient trees as cultural and religious symbols, their importance as data collectors, and the dire threats they face in a rapidly changing climate.

About the presenter: Jared Farmer is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Farmer is a geohumanist and place-based historian known for his award-winning work on the American West. His most recent book is Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees.