Jeannine Cavender-Bares

Jeannine Cavender-Bares

What’s the best part of IonE? I study how plants function and their diversity, including its origins, maintenance and consequences for ecosystem function and services to humanity. The best part of IonE is how it brings people together from different disciplines and...
Marc Hillmyer

Marc Hillmyer

What’s the change you’re trying to bring about in the world? Plastics come from finite reserves of petroleum and natural gas and are essentially non-degradable. They cause environmental damage – and tremendous value is typically lost after short one-time use. This is...
Lee Penn

Lee Penn

What’s the best part of IonE? A big part of my work at the university involves collaborations with other research groups. We have the good fortune of wonderful collaborators from the departments of Earth Science, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, and Civil,...
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...
Jeff Broadbent

Jeff Broadbent

Why do you care about the environment? When I was young, I spent 15 months in a Zen monastery in the middle of the Ventana Primitive Area, California, silencing the mind so it could better sense the sacred qualities of Being, including the vast wilderness around us....
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