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Dr. Brendan Bohannan receives climate change communication award from Google

Professor Brendan Bohannan was recently named one of the first Google Science Communication Fellows.  The award is a new effort from Google to “foster a more open, transparent and accessible scientific dialogue,” according to the press release on Google’s blog.  This initial set of awards focuses on communicating the science on climate change.

Brendan is among 21 early to mid-career scientists receiving the award.  The group was selected from an impressive pool of scientists nominated by leaders in climate change research and science-based institutions across the U.S.  The fellows chosen, according to Google, represent scientists with “the strongest potential to become excellent communicators.”

Professor Bohannan’s current research looks at the response of bacterial and archaeal communities to environmental change.  He directs the Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Change; and his work has been published in the journals Nature, Science, PLoS, and PNAS.  During his time at UO, Brendan has taught an interdisciplinary course in science and the humanities (Philosophy of Ecology with Ted Toadvine) and has received the Williams Fellowship and a Wulf Professorship in recognition of his teaching.

Read the feature article on the UO website.

Learn more about Brendan Bohannan and other core faculty in the Environmental Studies Program.