Marla Spivak

Marla Spivak

What do you hope for? I describe my work as honey bee health and behavior. For my research world specifically, I hope we can rebalance our food and cropping systems, and landscaping practices in general, so that bees, monarchs and other beneficial insects can thrive...
Jessica Gutknecht

Jessica Gutknecht

How do you explain your work to someone for the first time? The soil is teaming with life and dynamic processes. I love soil! I try to understand how organisms and processes in the soil can inform larger-scale issues such as adaptation to climate change, mitigation of...
Grant Domke

Grant Domke

What gives you hope? I’m a research scientist and work for the U.S. National Forest Inventory, which is like the census bureau for trees and forests. I hope that my children and the generations to come will enjoy the same wild places that I have so enjoyed. It gives...
Lee Frelich

Lee Frelich

What’s the change you’re trying to bring about in the world? I want to cure “plant blindness” so that everyone recognizes the overwhelmingly important role that native plants have played over eons in creating the environment in which we live. Also, to get native plant...
Lauren McCarthy

Lauren McCarthy

What gives you hope? I work with undergraduate students to help them make the most of their college experience. I hope this generation of students will be able to transform the social, political, and economic landscape for the better. I’m hopeful because I work with...
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